Webcredible, the user experience consultancy, today announced its appointment by the Met Office for a usability testing project on its website.
The project will focus on the new interactive weather mapping system, assessing the usability of this and offering recommendations on how the user experience can be improved. The Met Office is the UK's national weather service.
As a trading fund within the Ministry of Defence, its duties including weather forecasting, researching weather and climate change, and helping to keep roads open and planes flying.
Given the interactive functionality of the new weather mapping system on the website, the user experience is especially crucial. Webcredible's usability testing will consist of eight participants, three weathe
experts and five members of the public, performing various tasks on the weather mapping section of the website. Analysis and recommendations on the user experience will then be communicated to the Met Office, based on the results.
Charles Ewen, Head of Web and Business at the Met Office comments, "The British public are increasingly going online to complete day-to-day tasks and gather information, and finding out about the weather forecasts is no exception.
"As a result, it is very important that our site is as easy-to-use as possible for the users it serves, particularly with our new weather mapping system, which is designed to increase interaction with users. Webcredible's usability testing expertise will be key in helping us ensure that this is developed in line with users needs."
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