In my thesis I developed a method to measure the quality of public
business websites and applied it to 166 companies of the building
industry in Lower Saxonia (Northen Germany).
Main criteria were the quality and quantity of the provided
information, the contact information as demanded by German law
("Teledienste Gesetz") and accessibility and usability in conformance
with the W3C's WAI guidelines.
The thesis was written to achieve the title Diplom-Ingenieur
(FH) ("graduated engineer") in civil engineering at the
University of Applied
Sience in Hildesheim and was rated with the (best possible)
mark of 1,0.
Further Information (in German language)
- The German version of this
page is a little more verbose.
- The literal assignement
for my thesis ...
- and a short bio of the professors who did my examination.
- The main
text of the thesis (83 pages, PDF, 1.0 MByte)
- The thesis consists of two parts. The second part containing the
documentation of the investigation (another 160 pages) may not be published
freely because it contains copyrighted material.
enhanced summary of the thesis (120/148 cm, PDF, 0.8 MByte)
- The exhibiton of all the theses is an important part of the public
graduation celebration. This was my poster.