Tuesday, February 01, 2005

More on usability

Jakob Nielsen's useit.com website is a great place to learn about web usabilty. Check out these Nielsen publications:

    Usability of Websites for Teenagers
    When using websites, teenagers have a lower success rate than adults and they're also easily bored. To work for teens, websites must be simple -- but not childish -- and supply plenty of interactive features

    A decade of good website design
    The success of sites such as Google, Amazon, eBay and Yahoo show that close attention to design and user needs is important. All are based on user empowerment and making it easy for people to do things.

    Usability 101: Introduction to Usability
    What is usability? How, when, and where can you improve it? Why should you care? This overview answers these basic questions.

    Top Ten Mistakes in Web Design
    The ten most egregious offenses against users. Web design disasters and HTML horrors are legion, though many usability atrocities are less common than they used to be.

    Acting on User Research
    User research offers a learning opportunity that can help you build an understanding of user behavior, but you must resolve discrepancies between research findings and your own beliefs.

    Usability Week 2005 Conference
    Usability Week 2005 takes you beyond the typical conference experience, offering a three-day usability camp, a two-day intensive on interaction design, and several exceptional day-long tutorials that get both broad and deep on core usability topics.

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