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A study on quality assessment of dental office websites (치과 웹사이트의 질 평가에 관한 연구)

  • Kim, Seon-Yeong;Kim, Nam-Song
    • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
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    • v.12 no.5
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    • pp.963-971
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    • 2012
  • Objectives : The purpose of this study was to make a comparative analysis of the websites of dental office from different countries to provide some information for the quality evaluation of the websites of dental office. Methods : Two hundred twenty-four dental websites were selected by using Yahoo, one of the international portal sites, which included 59 from the United States, 50 from the United Kingdom, 54 from Canada, and 61 from Korea. Results : 1. As results of the credibility of the websites, the Canadian websites were most reliable, followed by the American websites, the English websites and the Korean ones(p<0.005). 2. As results of the complementarity of the websites, the Korean websites were most interactive, followed by the American websites, the English websites, and the Canadian ones(p<0.001). 3. As results of the accessibility of use of the websites, the Korean websites were easiest to use, followed by the American websites, the Canadian websites, and the English ones(p<0.001). 4. As results of the update of the websites from the nations, the Korean websites were most sustainable, followed by the English websites, the Canadian websites and the American ones(p<0.05). 5. When the overall quality of the dental office websites was assessed, the Korean websites were the best, followed by the Canadian websites, the American websites and the English ones(p<0.001). Conclusions : In order to make accurate oral health information more accessible to people in general, prolonged research efforts should be continued for the evaluation of the quality of dental office websites, and the development of standard international evaluation criteria is required as well.

Analyzing Initial Trust Transfer between Websites based on Design Levels : Empirical Study Approach (디자인 수준 차이에 따른 웹 사이트간 신뢰전이에 관한 실증연구)

  • Lee, Kun Chang;Moon, Byung Suk;Chung, Namho
    • Knowledge Management Research
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    • v.10 no.1
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    • pp.33-51
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    • 2009
  • This study is concerned with exploring how much initial trust transfers between the two websites based on their design levels. Internet users tend to perceive trust towards websites when their design factors look persuasive. For example, well-designed websites can arouse more trust in users than poorly-designed websites. Online trust transfer between websites has been studied among several researchers. However, there is no study investigating how much initial trust transfers from well-designed websites to poorly-designed websites or vice versa. In this sense, this study fills this research void by empirically analyzing initial trust transfer between the two websites based on their design levels. Empirical results prove that design levels of websites affect initial trust transfer between websites significantly.

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An Evaluation of Web Accessibility for Idea Proposal Websites (공동가치창출을 위한 아이디어 제안 웹 사이트의 웹 접근성 평가)

  • Hong, Soon-Goo;Lee, Hyun-Mi;Kim, Na-Rang
    • Journal of Information Technology Services
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    • v.13 no.2
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    • pp.99-111
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    • 2014
  • For joint value creation, collaboration among different interested parties is vital and should be supported by information technology. Currently, both government and private companies have launched websites to collect ideas. However, the information poor, including the visually disabled, have difficulty in gaining access to those websites. Therefore, the aim of this paper is to evaluate the level of web accessibility to websites, operated by companies or the government, for idea proposals. According to the automatic assessments, regarding proposal specific websites, 77%, 69% of the websites operated by the government and 41%, 44% of those operated by private companies were extremely inadequate. According to the expert's assessments, regarding proposal specific websites, 67%, 52% of the websites operated by the government and 39%, 26% of those operated by private companies were extremely inadequate in their level of accessibility. A range of policies should be prepared to improve web accessibility.

Comparison of Websites Offering Nutrition Services Controlled by Registered Dietitians and Those Controlled by Non-dietitian Nutrition Consultants

  • Hires Brigette;Ham Sunny;Forsythe Hazel W.
    • Journal of Community Nutrition
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    • v.8 no.1
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    • pp.9-15
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    • 2006
  • Health care is one of the most popular reasons for accessing the Internet. Of concern is the amount of information from disreputable sources available on the Internet. A review of websites offering nutrition consulting services suggests sites are controlled by both registered dietitians and non-dietitian professionals marketing themselves as nutrition consultants. The purpose of this study was to investigate structure and content of websites controlled by registered dietitians and nondietitians professionals marketing themselves as nutritionists or nutrition consultants. Internet search queries of 'dietitian', 'dietitian consultant', and 'nutrition consultant' were completed for website selection. Thirty websites controlled by registered dietitians and 10 websites controlled by nutrition consultants were reviewed using an 18-item website evaluation instrument developed for this study. Five evaluators were recruited from the dietetics program at the University of Kentucky. Overall, websites controlled by registered dietitians ranked higher than websites controlled by nutrition consultants in a majority of categories. Sites controlled by registered dietitians ranked statistically higher for the following categories: 'accuracy of information'(p<.0001), 'inclusion of professional resume of owner or primary manager' (p<.05), and 'explanation of the affiliation to externallinks'(p<.05). A majority of sites controlled by both dietitians and nutrition consultants achieved a poor ranking in regards to provision of a legal disclaimer and inclusion of a privacy policy. Prior studies suggest personal privacy is the most important concern for consumers accessing health information on the Internet. Findings from this project will benefit dietitians to assist in development of reputable nutrition related websites.

A Study of the Color Characteristics of the Websites of Sportswear Brands' (스포츠웨어 브랜드의 웹사이트 색채 특성 분석)

  • Moon, Ji-Young;Kim, Ji-Yeon;Cho, Ju-Yeon;Lee, Kyu-Hye
    • The Research Journal of the Costume Culture
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    • v.19 no.4
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    • pp.794-804
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    • 2011
  • With increases in the amount of spare time by many and with increased social interest in health, the sportswear market is steadily growing. Thus, sportswear companies are putting more effort into developing their websites for differentiation strategies. It is possible to deliver effective images with the use of proper colors in websites. This study aimed to analyze the colors of websites of sportswear brands' and to compare their characteristics. Thirty-seven brands were chosen and classified into three groups: active sportswear, outdoor wear and golf wear. 168 color samples in total as main colors, sub-colors and accent colors were collected from the first screen of each websites. The colors were analyzed by Musell's 10 hues and by the 12 tone classifications of PCCS. The results indicated that white is the color most often used as the main color and sub-color on these websites. There were differences among the colors of the three groups. Both active sportswear and outdoor wear have a similar tendency in terms of their use of colors and tones, while golf wear is different from these two groups. Active sportswear websites and outdoor wear websites frequently used red and vivid, bright tones for their accent colors. In comparison, Green Yellow and light grayish tones were most commonly used as accent colors in golf wear websites.

A Comparative Study of Men's Global Apparel Brand Websites: Focused on Color Application of Local & Global Websites (남성 글로벌 브랜드의 국내외 웹사이트 색채 특성 비교)

  • Park, Ha-Na;Cho, Ju-Yeon;Lee, Kyu-Hye
    • The Research Journal of the Costume Culture
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    • v.17 no.2
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    • pp.343-351
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    • 2009
  • As more and more consumers shop online, websites of fashion brands have become effective means for business activities. The Colors of web sites are the most effective visual elements for e-tailers to communicate with consumers. The purpose of this study is to compare websites created for local and global markets by men's apparel brands. The empirical study focused on differences of color application between the local and global websites. Fourteen brands were chosen for the study. The main color, sub color, and accent color were extracted according to the screen component ratios for each website. The colors were analyzed by Munsell's 10 Hues and 12 tone classifications of Practical Color Coordinate System. The Results indicated that all websites were using White as the main color. The local website used pale tones while global websites used dark tones. There was also differences in the use of sub colors and tones. Red was most used as the accent color in both local and global websites.

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Evaluating the Official Websites of SAARC Countries on their Web Information on Food Tourism

  • Ashish, Dahiya;Shelley, Duggal
    • Asia pacific journal of information systems
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    • v.25 no.1
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    • pp.143-161
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    • 2015
  • The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) nations are a potpourri of diverse religions, races and cultures with rich natural and cultural heritage but yet to tap the full potential of tourism. An investigation into the glorifying heritage of these eight SAARC nations pinpoints towards their rich food and culinary heritage that is yet to be explored to carve them as food destinations that would definitely help ameliorating tourism too. The Global Report on Food Tourism of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) reveals results from a survey on food tourism marketing promotion, from which internet marketing tools, such as websites have been effectively utilized to promote food tourism in a particular destination. (UNWTO, 2012). Sensing the importance of the websites in the promotion of food tourism for any destination, the present study aims at the comparative content analysis of the official tourism websites of SAARC nations to evaluate their performance from the perspective of promotion of culinary heritage on world -wide web. The modified Balanced ScoreCard (BSC) approach is incorporated into the evaluation by taking into consideration four perspectives: technical, user friendliness and site attractiveness, tourism effectiveness and food tourism effectiveness. A set of 88 critical success factors representing these four perspectives is then used to examine the websites. The study reflects on the relative strength and weakness of the tourism websites of SAARC nations in promoting food tourism and as well help suggesting the remedial measures catalyzing the food tourism promotion through websites.

Relationships between Customer Value and Performance : Focusing on Family Restaurant Websites (고객 가치와 성과의 관계 : 패밀리 레스토랑 웹사이트를 중심으로)

  • Lim, Se Hun
    • Journal of Information Technology Services
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    • v.12 no.1
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    • pp.215-227
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    • 2013
  • Currently, improved quality of life has facilitated consumers' indulgence in a diverse range of cultural cuisines. Consequently, the evolvement of the food service industry has been developing itself according to the diversified needs of the consumers. In particular, a great amount of interest has been expressed in a new form of food service known as family restaurants. Family restaurant service providers have begun to provide information regarding family restaurant usage, including various foods and services, through their websites in order to yield better service to consumers. For family restaurant service providers, comprehending the consumers' purpose of using the company's websites is a crucial managerial issue and it plays an important role in the development of good marketing strategies. There exists a distinction in websites usage purposes according to the different values of consumers; the hedonic value and the utilitarian value. When consumers gain satisfaction through family restaurant websites usage, this satisfaction extends to word of mouth communication effect. In order to develop good Internet marketing strategies, this study is prepared to assist family restaurant service providers understand the relationships among customer value, usage purpose, customer satisfaction, and word of mouth communication with regards to the family restaurant websites. The results of this study provide useful implications to understand consumer behavior and to develop marketing strategies in a family restaurant websites.

Developing a Centralized Websites Authoring and Managing Platform(CWAMP) : a case of educational websites (중앙관리형 웹사이트군 저작 및 관리 플랫폼(CWAMP) 개발에 관한 연구: 교육기관 사례를 중심으로)

  • Park, Soo-Suk;Kim, Il-Cheol;Lee, Jung-Woo
    • Journal of The Korean Association of Information Education
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    • v.15 no.4
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    • pp.589-601
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    • 2011
  • Recent increase in the number of websites as one of the most used communication channels beyond just for promotion has led to the increased need for integrated management for member websites, as well as brand sharing among websites. Studies on how to deal with website authorship issues more efficiently has been ongoing since early 2000. However, these studies have mostly dealt with single website management and were not applicable to authoring and management related issues for centralized platform for multiple websites. This study intends to design a management platform for authoring and managing of centralized websites in the education field, utilizing various designs while building websites.

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A Study on Practical Use of Cyber Community as Welfare Support System for Single-Parent Family - Focused on Practical Using Websites- (한부모가족의 복지 지원체계로서의 가상공동체 활용에 관한 기초 연구 - 웹사이트 활용을 중심으로 -)

  • 강기정;이무영;김영희
    • Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association
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    • v.40 no.10
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    • pp.141-159
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    • 2002
  • The purpose of this study is to find plan of practical using websites as welfare support system for present single-parent family practically. The subject websites were chosen by search in twice using Yahoo(http://www.yahoo.co.kr),Naver(http://www.naver.com).Empas(http://www.empas.com). The first search was accomplished by reference to these websites from the eighth of December to the twelfth of December in 2001. With the use of key words‘widowed mother & widower’,‘divorce’,‘single parent’,‘single-parent home’,‘single-parent family’. The second search was conducted on March 27, 2001. Finally 10 websites were selected. Chosen websites were analysed by structural element measure and structural technique measure of the contents. The following are summary of results and conclusion of this study. First, counsel program, self-help group, legal advice of the legal system and legal question area in the field of psychology·emotion·health problem of subject websites satisfied desire of single-parent family comparatively. Second, subject websites were classified into two types which are after the assessment of contents and structural technique of subject websites, a imaginary site was designed to solve the problem of single-parent family and to support single-parent family by means of prior research. Putting the result mentioned above together, As a step to solve the problem of single-parent family, to use practically website as a place single-parent family can be provided what the country and community cannot offer. It was accomplished by expanding self-help group extremely through the connection with ground to acquire strategy of dealing with single-parent family's desire and problem, volunteer supports and specialists.