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Web Usability presentation by Senthil Velmurugan at Software Developers Group Reno.

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    Web usability Web usability Presentation Transcript

    • Web Usability
    • Web Usability
      • Goal : Your average user can use it without frustration.
      • Usability guidelines :
      • Don’t make users think.
      • Avoid obscure messages.
      Web Usability Web Usability
    • We don’t read pages, we scan them
      • We are usually in a hurry.
      • We know we don’t need to read everything.
      • We are good at it.
      Web Usability
    • Web Usability
    • Web Usability
    • Brochure / Billboard
      • Convey message quickly.
      • Create visual hierarchy on each page.
      • Font sizes
      • Group related things
      • Nested blocks
      • Take advantage of conventions.
      • Minimize noise.
      Web Usability
    • What we see on a page depends on what we have in mind
      • We tend to focus on words/phrases that seem to match
      • Task on hand.
      • Current / Ongoing personal Interests.
      • Trigger words that are hardwired into our nervous systems like
      • Free
      • Sale
      • Se
      • Our own name.
      Web Usability
    • Web Usability
    • Homepage
      • Different from all other pages.
      • It communicates the site’s value and purpose.
      • Shows all major options available on the site.
      • Enable access to home page from any other page.
      Web Usability
    • Navigation
      • We don’t make optimal choices, we satisfice.
      • Back button is the most used feature.
      • Navigation links: Primary, Secondary, Tertiary..
      • Page names are like street signs of the web.
      • Bread crumbs .
      • You are here: Home > Gallery > Art > Photography > Nature
      Web Usability
    • Usability Testing
      • Iterative design approach.
      • Create prototypes.
      • Wireframes.
      • Study: 30% more task completions on sites redesigned following usability rules.
      Web Usability
    • Conclusion
      • No single way to design, but follow the rules.
      • Watch for the trend, don’t copy.
      • Your competition is just one click away, don’t frustrate your users.
      Web Usability
    • Reference / Further reading
      • Don’t make me think – Steve Krug.
      • http://usability.gov/guidelines/index.html (research based guidelines)
      • http://www.useit.com (Jakob Nielsen)
      Web Usability
    • Web Usability