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In this thesis, I studied human-computer interaction (HCI), analyzed the usability of the Bridgewater State University website, and redesigned it guided by HCI principles and user experiments. A goal of the project is to apply suggestions from HCI research to the usability analysis of an existing website. I redesigned the website based on this analysis and by conducting user experiments compare the redesign against the existing BSU website. With this project, I redesigned a website that demonstrably improves users’ success at information seeking and navigation while reducing frustration and hassle compared to the current Bridgewater State University (BSU) website. This project is available online at


Computer Science

Thesis Comittee

Seikyung Jung (Thesis Director)

Enping Li

Laura Gross

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Original document was submitted as an Honors Program requirement. Copyright is held by the author.