Competitive Analysis Schools of Dental Medicine: Intranets Web Sites
Virtual Dental Centerhttp://www-sci.lib.uci.edu/~martindale/Dental.html • Site Focus: Virtual Repository for all dental information • Noteworthy • Fairly exhaustive listing of Dental/Medical journals • One-stop for links pertaining to Dental information • Negatives • Too much information available in one spot • Disorganized - one endless page of links • Busy navigation design, inconsistent from page to page
Temple UniversitySchool of Dental Medicine • Site Focus: Faculty, Staff, and Students • Noteworthy • Presentation is clear and straightforward. Easy to use for novices and power users alike. • Wide range of audiences are addressed. • Negatives • Home page is not customized to each audience. • The variety of page styles is somewhat confusing.
University of Minnesotahttp://www.dentistry.umn.edu • Site Focus: Protected Information • Noteworthy • Immediate top-level role organization • Negatives • Busy layout and design • Mostly a hub for static information
University of Glasgow Dental Hospital and School http://intranet.dental.gla.ac.uk:559/ • Site Focus: Static resource distribution • Noteworthy • Immediate top-level role organization • Provides “Online Learning” • School-based look and feel • Link to Pitt SDM • Negatives • Appears to be one big bookmark site
University of Michigan Dental Schoolhttp://www.dent.umich.edu/ • Site Focus: Prospective Students/Patients/Dentists • Noteworthy • Good information architecture • Consistent style • Visually pleasing • Information for broad audience • Negatives • Hidden lower architecture – user needs to click on the page to find sub pages