Faculty Advisor

Rundensteiner, Elke A.


The MATTERS website was developed by students and faculty at Worcester Polytechnic Institute sponsored by the Massachusetts High Technology Council. It provides a single web resource where various key cost, economic, and talent metrics are collected and then utilized to form national rankings for each state in the United States. Following an independent user study done by the Bentley University User Experience Center, the goal of this project was to address key points made in the study and further improve the MATTERS website. In addition, a new user study was conducted to analyze how well the new features performed. A list of suggestions for possible future enhancements to the site was generated using two assessment instruments, namely, a user study and an interview feedback mechanism.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2017

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Computer Science