Week11: November 1

Topic: Site Assessment and Usability

Read for Class:

  • From Safari Books Online
    • Jeff Rubin, Dana Chisnell Handbook of Usability Testing: How to Plan, Design, and Conduct Effective Tests:  Read Chapters 1, 2, and 5
  • usability.gov (opens in new window) Skim only
  • From the web (skim)
    • https://www.uxpin.com/web-design-trends-2016-definitive-guide?section=microinteractions
    • https://hbr.org/2012/09/the-secret-phrase-top-innovato
    • http://www.designkit.org

Do for class:

  • site assessment: bring to class an overview of where your team is in terms of design, architecture, and content
  • think through how the web readings relate to usability

In class:

  • exercise on the readings, usability, and what you know about web design
  • site assessment exercise with your personas
    • create a flow chart based a series of tasks that relate to how your personas will move through the site (this directly intersects with creating a usability test protocol)
  • creating usability test protocol
  • project work
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