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Usability Resource

October 25, 2011

I consider usability and findability to be key concepts not only for this class but for librarianship in general. I am sharing the Usability.gov website. The site is a great resource for anyone designing a website from scratch. There is a broad spectrum of information covered by the website including, templates, articles, discussions, and general information about usability in the entire cycle of website design, such as, project planning, design, and usability testing. The website breaks the design process into digestible chunks of information, such as in their visual map for creating a user-center website (see below). This website contains a lot of useful information to keep in mind as we begin putting together our final projects and could be a great go-to resource for any future work projects we take on involving web design. (Felice)

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. October 27, 2011 12:07 pm

    I have never heard of this resource. Very interesting. Especially enjoyed reading some of the articles on credibility and user trust. It’s easy to forget how content and form convey trust and credibility. Thanks for sharing this resource!

  2. October 27, 2011 9:18 pm

    Hi Felice, thanks for sharing this site. I think that it’s a great site for beginner such as myself to use this resource to better understand the background of creating a website/page. Also, I like how it teaches new and returning creators how to make the most out of their website by making the website/page usable and accessible for the users.
    Mai Soua

  3. Victoria permalink
    October 28, 2011 3:54 pm

    This is a great website! I once came across this site as I was looking for an answer for something. I spent quite a while looking around the website just because there is so much information there.

  4. October 28, 2011 9:58 pm

    Hmmm…I like the information all in one place. I don’t like the colors and think the nav bar is hard to read. The options are vague. The guidelines seem well-written and cited. Why only in PDF? It makes it hard to look up a single piece of information.

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