Residents of Missouri, those who have a vested interest in the happenings at the UM System, UM System faculty and staff.
In its current state the Legislative Update isn’t optimized for its targeted user groups. A few of the problems that have come up include too much textual information, unclear left side navigation links causing confusion regarding their purpose, and no way for the user to explore additional context surrounding the stories should he desire. One additional problem that has been introduced via our questionnaire is the purpose of the comment box at the bottom of the page. Users are unclear about it’s purpose and what happens to their comments once they are submitted. In total, nine different potential issues have been identified that would make the Update less confusing to navigate and more obvious as to how to interact with the information the user is receiving.
Anecdotical comments made by certain faculty and University Administrators about the too much information presented at one time. One comment given was “the newsletter is not broken up into bit size chunks to skim through”.