Needs Analysis

Information Dissemination Site

Most sites have some type of information so what makes this type of site different? Sites whose purpose is to disseminate information tend to have a lot to share. The information tends increase and be updated regularly.

Examples of such sites tend to offer news, newsletters, articles, blogs, research, case studies, documents, and so on. An information site can also include “how-to” procedures and online books whose pages are presented online using the previous-next navigation strategy.

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Marketing Brochure Sites

In the printed world, brochures come in many shapes and sizes. Brochures tend to

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Is a site all you need?

Answering the question "What is needed?" can reveal that you need more than a website. For example, you might need printed materials such as a brochure or business cards. You might need promotional efforts such as ads on other sites, in mailings, or even television. Remember, just because you build, that doesn't mean they will come.
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Structure Analysis

During the requirements phase, a discussion about site [tip:structure=A site structure defines the sections and sub-sections you need for your site and starts to define the core navigation of the site.] walks a fine line between requirements and design. If you plan on letting a professional team create your design, you might want to collect information regarding the core structure of your site.

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What is your competition doing?

A competitive analysis is about finding out what the other guy is doing. I have experienced two reasons to perform a competitive analysis:

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Conduct a Needs Analysis

Just because you say you need a site, that doesn’t mean the needs analysis is done. The needs analysis is more than that. It is about identifying what is needed and why. The needs analysis is the first step in defining the scope of site and scope of work that will be needed to develop and maintain the site.

At the end of this chapter, the planner should be able to

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