Healthy Sooner Website Analysis

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The healthy options at many universities are not always the best selection. To be more specific, here at the University of Oklahoma, the choices are very limited. Oklahoma is ranked number 6 in the Adult Obesity Rate, and it all starts with eating habits learned in early years all the way to up college years (“Adult Obesity in the United States” 1). The university has made it more convenient for students on a meal plan to eat fast food, instead of a healthier option or that the healthy option is just wheat bread and turkey which is rather boring after having it for lunch more than once. Consequently, the Freshmen Fifteen is a genuine problem for students who are using the meal plan on campus. Since the school cannot produce information to …show more content…
Nevertheless, the information on the website does not translate for freshmen on campus, who have to eat the campus food and it does not help that the website is difficult to find. It is inconvenient for students trying to combat the Freshmen Fifteen, which is a life threatening issue that needs to be promoted so that students can be aware of the issue. I propose my solution to redesign the Healthy Sooner webpage to make it more suitable for students living on campus. Currently it is filled with enlightening information that just cannot always be applied to students living on campus. The website meets my criterion regarding making it applicable and easy access and clear usage. Students want a quick and stress-free experience with fighting Freshmen Fifteen, therefore changing the structure of the webpage will create that feeling for students. First off, I will change the design of the website from a boring, plain design to something as what Patrick Mcneil describes as a minimalist design, meaning it “reduces presentation to its most basic elements” (Mcneil 52). It will diminish clutter and will allow content to stand out and produce a design that is very easy to understand (Mcneil 52). It will also mean “content must stand strongly on its own to grab the visitors’ attention” (Mcneil 52). This will be beneficial for the Healthy …show more content…
The website will provide information over overcoming common dining hall mistakes, what does your body need, portion sizes, and information about weight gain (Galvin 1-4 and Hirsch 2). All of the links and information posted on the webpages will have reasoning behind it, to help students understand why it is there on Healthy Sooners and how it can be applied to their current livelihoods. With that being said, the project must appeal to the students living on campus, the audience, through its dedication to a medium that is becoming more and more popular each day, the Internet. Therefore my updated version of the website will meet my criteria regarding making the information more applicable to students living on campus. It will be applicable to the food options on campus and the new design will attract students to use this webpage more. To implement my solution I would need the following things: permission from Healthy Sooners, access to Healthy Sooner website, food options on campus, and a website design program. Once gaining all of the materials I need to continue on with my solution, I will begin to create an updated version of this website. Now this will not be a quick fix. It will take time to gain all the correct information and to come up with a redesign for the website, it can be done over the summer so that it

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