The Case of the (Fairly) Functional Form
Metaphysics, by Aristotle
Use this resource to look at how the quality of Form might be evaluated
(in reality this would be only one part of the evaluation criteria that
you would need to consider).
1) Evaluating the Organisation of the
This is a full text translation of Aristotle's Metaphysics. It is
a fairly lengthy book of over 100 pages if printed out.
It has been divided into sections to make online browsing and reading
easier and a single downloadable text file is provided for printing purposes.
The size of the files in kilobytes is also provided to give some
indication of how long the files will take to download.
2) Looking at the Navigation Facilities
There is a consistent navigation bar at the top of each page within Metaphysics
and the site as a whole. This provides access to the main features of the
service of the Internet Classics Archive where the text is stored.
The navigation facilities should ensure that a user will not get 'lost'
within the site, even if they get dropped into a particular page from another
site or search engine.
3) Checking out the Search Facilities
The entire 440 texts of the site can be searched by keyword. The search
results return the sections of the texts in which the keyword is located.
There is no browsable index or table of contents of the texts although
links to the works of some of the most notable authors are available from
the Home Page.
4) Consulting the Help Pages
The site provides a comprehensive series of help pages covering general
information, information about the sources, help with searching and copyright
and permissions details.
5) Evaluating the Technologies used on
and Cookies does little to enhance the user's experience of the system
but may cause problems for many browsers.
The Case is Solved!
consistent navigation bar at the top of every page in the Archive
search facility of the site to search the texts by keyword
available as separate chunks of text for online browsing and reading
available as a single downloadable file for printing
for the user and can cause problems for some browsers
This is generally a well laid out site where thought
may restrict the usability of the site for some users.
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