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BBC Website Usability

 

The BBC is an incredibly well known British broadcasting corporation. As such, it is expected that their website meets up to their high renown status.

Navigation

The BBC website is chocked full of information and pages. While there is a lot of information to take in, BBC makes a conscious effort to make the site navigational. The top tab categorizes different areas effectively. There is also a search bar with thousands of results right at your fingertips.

Learnability

The BBC website follows a familiar approach ¬†of other broadcasting company websites. Categories are typically genre’s eg News, Sport, Weather etc.

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They also use an easy to remember URL – bbc.co.uk . This makes it easier for repeat visitors to find the site again.

Another nice feature is colour schemes relating to each category. News is auburn, Sport is yellow, weather is aqua, iPlayer is pink, TV is black and radio is black. These color schemes are incorporated on the different pages. It would have been more effective if different colours were used for TV and radio.

Overall BBC has met high standards expected of their website.