Test results for Eden District Council
According to our records, this website hasn't had a major update since it was first registered with us - webteam members can update this information themselves.
Grey rows indicate this council is not responsible for this task, but has been tested according to how well it signposts to the correct council.
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|Number of tests||5||4||4||4||4||21|
|Usability Index (total score ÷ number of tests)||7||6||10||6||7||7|
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 15 tests, or the site as a whole has had fewer than 50 individually tested items, 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
Council tip - find a nearby one - 2014-02-12
they call them household waste recycling centres - recommend using 'tip' on the page so the search can find it. (The A-Z uses the term tip)
Local services and information on a map - look at - 2015-08-18
map is laggy and hard to navigate
Market stall trading - find information about - 2014-02-25
Top result in Google. Straight to the right page, good amount of information. Bit disapponted to find non-form field enabled pdf form. Internal search had farmers' markets as top result. A to Z led to yet another market page. Link to Town Centres was a mailto but not obvious from text. Way to much space on home page for news. Had to hunt around for something relevant. Retailing landing page thankfully had links to actions - registering.
Missed bin collection - complain about one - 2015-10-09
Part of the difficulty I had was because I was looking for the word "bin" whereas it looks as though they use bags so my eyes didn't lock on.