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Worldbank.org China Scavenger Hunt: Help Improve Usability

Margaret Allen's picture

Can you find the GDP of China using the World Bank website in fewer than 4 clicks? We challenge you! 

If you're like many of our website visitors, you probably look for information based on a particular country of interest. And, like many of our visitors, you may find it challenging to find what you need.

The good news is that the World Bank will soon roll out new designs for our "Country" site sections. The China site section will be the first to pilot the new and improved design, with other countries to follow.

That's where we need your help! We want our website visitors to participate in our redesign and help us measure our own performance. After all, how do we know if we've actually improved if we don't benchmark ourselves?

So, I invite you to join me on an online "scavenger hunt" for information on the current China site section. We'll ask you to find some of the most frequently sought-after tid-bits of information. We'll gather some aggregate data on how easy it was for our users to find this information BEFORE the redesign. We'll also ask you for your overall feedback and suggestions for new features. Then we'll do it again AFTER the redesign to make sure we're improving - with you, our website visitor, in mind.

Graphic demonstrating the usability test

You don't have to be an expert on China, though frequent users of China-related information are encouraged to participate! Only a general understanding of the World Bank and development is required, however.

It's fun and easy to participate, and will only take a few moments of your time. Begin the online scavenger hunt by clicking here.

We need hundreds of responses to ensure our reporting is representative of our world-wide audience, so please help by participating! We'll share aggregate results on this blog in the coming months.

Speak Chinese? This activity is now available in 中文.