Test results for Enfield Council
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|Number of tests||6||5||5||6||4||26|
|Usability Index (total score ÷ number of tests)||8||8||9||8||8||8|
About the scores
Each task can be tested according to five different criteria - navigation from the home page, navigation using the A-Z directory (where present), searching on Google, searching using the site's internal search, and the readability of the page. Scores are assigned according to 10 = Very easy, 8 = Easy, 4 = Difficult, and 1 = Gave up. As more users complete any given test, the score for each aspect of each task becomes a mean average of all the individual testers scores, and thus the more tests are completed the more reliable an indication of the usability of the website can be seen. The total scores in the table are thus the sum of the averaged scores for the whole suite of tasks which have been tested.
The Usability Index is the sum of the scores of all the tests which have been carried out, divided by the number of tests which have been taken for this council, resulting in an index score between 1 and 10, with 6 being the score which a nominallly usable website with room for improvement might be expected to achieve. If any criteria have had fewer than 20 tests, or the site as a whole has had fewer than 100 tests, the final Index scores are shown in a grey background to indicate insufficient testing for the result to be a reliable indicator.
The Importance column shows the mean average of how important all the testers considered the ability to complete this task to be, ranging from 0 = Unimportant to 5 = Very important.
Specific comments made about this council
Broken street lights - report
Internal search very bad with initial query, reducing to just 'street light' much better.
Council news - find it
tried 5 halls quick link to web address and none had found pages
Cycling strategy - find it
'Environment, waste, and transport' seems an odd grouping of content; it did feel like more clicks through the menu structure than necessary but it could have been worse.
Parking fine - pay one
Google search came up with right page no.1, but page refers to PCN - it's a parking ticket! It is the same pathway for paying/appealing which could be confusing. Internal search returns two similar pages. Doesn't go straight to payment page, leads to a whole load of waffle. A to Z does not include "parking fine" or "parking ticket" just "parking in Enfield" which means extra clicks. Home page has "pay it" button, but nothing that is obviously to pay a parking ticket.
Planning application - comment on one
Easy enough to find the page, but not that clear how to comment (as opposed to just finding the application)
Voting - register to
Could be slightly clearer in terms of instructions for voting, but all info is there.