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Key Usability QuestionsWordCampNZ 2012Runtime: 7 minutes. 5 Questions.
UsabilityHow humans use computers is not anexact science.
UsabilityFun. Inspires delight. Not just ... 
UsabilityLearnable. Makes you feel smart.
UsabilityProfitable. Ever heard of “1-click”?
1. F-Pattern Reading• Read left to right• Skip uninteresting lines
3. Hierarchy
3. Consistency
3. ConsistencyAsk binary questions...
4. Forms• top-aligned labels only  require a single eye  fixation• Allow tabbing in forms• Usable forms make  you money (s...
4. FormsI hate forms. Good usability makes themfun.
5. Responsiveness• .1 sec = feels instantaneous• 1 sec = limit for a responsive feel• 10 secs = causes frustration without...
5. ResponsivenessWhat happens if I click that.
5. ResponsivenessRespect my time.
GratitudeThank the user.
Thank YouDirt and Rust Ltd.dirtandrust.comReferences: lukew.com, useit.com/alertbox
Key Usability Questions – Nathaniel Flick
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  1. 1. Key Usability QuestionsWordCampNZ 2012Runtime: 7 minutes. 5 Questions.
  2. 2. UsabilityHow humans use computers is not anexact science.
  3. 3. UsabilityFun. Inspires delight. Not just ... 
  4. 4. UsabilityLearnable. Makes you feel smart.
  5. 5. UsabilityProfitable. Ever heard of “1-click”?
  6. 6. 1. F-Pattern Reading• Read left to right• Skip uninteresting lines
  7. 7. 3. Hierarchy
  8. 8. 3. Consistency
  9. 9. 3. ConsistencyAsk binary questions...
  10. 10. 4. Forms• top-aligned labels only require a single eye fixation• Allow tabbing in forms• Usable forms make you money (shopping cart)
  11. 11. 4. FormsI hate forms. Good usability makes themfun.
  12. 12. 5. Responsiveness• .1 sec = feels instantaneous• 1 sec = limit for a responsive feel• 10 secs = causes frustration without notification
  13. 13. 5. ResponsivenessWhat happens if I click that.
  14. 14. 5. ResponsivenessRespect my time.
  15. 15. GratitudeThank the user.
  16. 16. Thank YouDirt and Rust Ltd.dirtandrust.comReferences: lukew.com, useit.com/alertbox
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