Giant Step Wins Interactive Media Award
Giant Step Inc. was awarded Outstanding Achievement for excellence in the design, development and implementation of the Gogo’s Crazy Bones – Online Community [ www.gogoscrazybones.com ]. The honor, granted by the Interactive Media Awards, recognizes that the project met and surpassed the standards of excellence that comprise the web’s most professional work. The judging consisted of various criteria, including design, usability, innovation in technical features, standards compliance and content. In order to win this award level, the site had to meet strict guidelines in each area – an achievement only a fraction of sites in the IMA competition earn each year.
JUDGING SYSTEM & RESULTS [ taken from the IMA website ]
To win an award the entry had to successfully pass through the comprehensive judging system. The judges utilize a points-based scoring system which allows each entry to receive a maximum of 500 points. By adhering to the specific guidelines and criteria of this system the judges are able to maintain the highest degree of fairness, accuracy and integrity; competently and effectively evaluate entries; and, deliver clear results.
The project was scored using five specific criteria, with a score from 0-100 awarded for each criterion. The total of these five scores established the overall score up to a maximum of 500. Websites receiving an overall score between 460 and 479 receive the Outstanding Achievement award. Websites receiving an overall score between 480 and 500 receive the Best in Class award.
Our scores are as follows:
|Design:||94 / 100|
|Content:||95 / 100|
|Feature Functionality:||97 / 100|
|Usability:||93 / 100|
|Standards Compliance & Cross-Browser Compatibility:||82 / 100|
|Total:||461 / 500|
The Interactive Media Awards recognize the highest standards of excellence in website design and development and honor individuals and organizations for their outstanding achievement. Sponsored by the Interactive Media Council, Inc., a nonprofit organization of leading web designers, developers, programmers, advertisers and other web-related professionals, the competition seeks to elevate the standards of excellence on the Internet. For more information visit http://www.interactivemediaawards.com.