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1Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro     
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Category: University
Brazil
South America, America
2Brock University     
Brock University
Category: University
Canada
North America, America
3Kuwait University      
Kuwait University
Category: University
Kuwait
Middle East , Asia
4Universite Bordeaux 1     
Universite Bordeaux 1
Category: University
France
Western Europe, Europe
5Australian National University     
Australian National University
Category: University
Australia
Australia and New Zealand, Oceanic
6RMIT University     
RMIT University
Category: University
Australia
Australia and New Zealand, Oceanic
7University of Cambridge     
University of Cambridge
Category: University
United Kingdom
Northern Europe, Europe
8University of Oxford     
University of Oxford
Category: University
United Kingdom
Northern Europe, Europe
9Stanford University    
Stanford University
Category: University
United States
North America, America
10Harvard University    
Harvard University
Category: University
United States
North America, America
11Massey University    
Massey University
Category: University
New Zealand
Australia and New Zealand, Oceanic
12University of Auckland    
University of Auckland
Category: University
New Zealand
Australia and New Zealand, Oceanic

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About Us

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Use Cases

Thursday, June 20, 2013
A use case is a written description of how users will perform tasks on your website. It is represented as a sequence of simple steps, beginning with a user's goal and ending when that goal is fulfilled. Read More

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Card Sorting

Thursday, June 20, 2013
Card sorting is used to help design or evaluate the information architecture of a site. Participants organize topics into categories that make sense to them and may also help you label these groups. Read More

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Common Industry Format (CIF)

Friday, June 14, 2013

The CIF report is an international usability reporting standard.

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WAI Site Usability Testing Questions

Friday, June 14, 2013

Questions used by W3C as part of WAI Website redesign project.

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System Usability Scale (SUS)

Friday, June 14, 2013

The System Usability Scale (SUS) a reliable, low-cost usability scale that can be used for global assessments of systems usability. 
 
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Report Template: Usability Test Results PowerPoint (Short)

Friday, June 14, 2013

An example of a condensed PowerPoint presentation of usability test report.  Customize the report to suit your needs.

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Report Template: Usability Test Results PowerPoint (Long)

Friday, June 14, 2013

An example of a PowerPoint presentation of usability test report.  Customize the report to suit your needs.

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Report Template: Survey Research Findings

Friday, June 14, 2013

An example of a Survey report.  Customize the report to suit your needs.

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Creating Wireframes

Friday, June 14, 2013

This document provides a description and examples of both Design and Functional wireframes.

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Report Template: Metrics PowerPoint (Statistics Review and Design Implications)

Friday, June 14, 2013

An example of a PowerPoint presentation of site metrics examining, among other things, traffic, usage and search term data.  
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Writing for the Web

Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Learn how to optimize your content for the Web. Read More

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First Click Testing

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
First Click Testing examines what a test participant would click on first on the interface in order to complete their intended task. Read More

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System Usability Scale (SUS)

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
The System Usability Scale (SUS) is a reliable tool for measuring the usability. It consists of a 10 item questionnaire with five response options for respondents; from Strongly agree to Strongly disagree. Read More

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Heuristic Evaluations and Expert Reviews

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
In a heuristic evaluation, usability experts review your site’s interface and compare it against accepted usability principles. The analysis results in a list of potential usability issues. Read More

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Eye Tracking

Thursday, May 30, 2013
Eye tracking involves measuring either where the eye is focused or the motion of the eye as an individual views a web page. Read More

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Develop a Project Plan

Thursday, May 30, 2013
A project plan takes into account the approach the team will take and helps the team and stakeholders document decisions made regarding the objective, scope, schedule, resources, and deliverables. Read More

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Contextual Interview

Thursday, May 30, 2013
Contextual interviews provide important information to researchers about what context works within. Read More

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Focus Groups

Thursday, May 30, 2013
Focus groups are moderated discussions used to gather feedback. Read More

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Individual Interviews

Thursday, May 30, 2013
Individual interviews allow you to probe their attitudes, beliefs, desires, and experiences to get a deeper understanding of the users who come to your site. You can also ask them to rate or rank choices for site content. Read More

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Personas

Thursday, May 30, 2013
A persona is a written representation of your website’s intended users. Find out more about developing personas at Usability.gov. Read More

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Project Team Roles and Responsibilities

Thursday, May 30, 2013
Creating an interdisciplinary team with the right mix of skills is vital to the smooth and successful execution of any project. Read More

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Kick-Off Meeting

Thursday, May 30, 2013
The kick-off meeting allows your team to review the current website, discuss goals for the new site, and understand the project plan. Read More

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Prototyping

Thursday, May 30, 2013
A prototype is a draft version of a product that allows you to explore your ideas and show the intention behind a feature or the overall design concept to users before investing time and money into development. Read More

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Remote Testing

Thursday, May 30, 2013
Remote usability testing allows you to conduct user research with participants in their natural environment by employing screen-sharing software or online remote usability vendor services. Read More

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Website Requirements

Thursday, May 30, 2013
Website requirements are a list of necessary functions, capabilities, or characteristics related to your website and the plans for creating it. Read More

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Mobile Device Testing

Thursday, May 30, 2013
Testing mobile devices such as phones, tablets, and eReaders requires special equipment and methodology. Learn how usability practitioners capture touch interactions. Read More

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Online Surveys

Thursday, May 30, 2013
Online surveys are structured questionnaires that your target audience completes over the internet. Read More

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Organization Schemes

Thursday, May 30, 2013
Organization schemes are the various ways of defining the relationships between pieces of content. Most content can be categorized in multiple ways. Schemes can be broken down into exact and subjective. Read More

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Organization Structures

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
An organizational structure defines the types of relationships between pieces of content. Successful structures allow users to predict where they may find information on the site. Read More

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Scenarios

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
A scenario is a short story about a specific user with a specific goal at your site. Scenarios are the questions, tasks, and stories that users bring to your Web site and that the Web site must satisfy. Read More

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Task Analysis

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Task analysis is the process of learning about ordinary users by observing them in action to understand in detail how they perform their tasks and achieve their intended goals. Read More

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Parallel Design

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
With the parallel design technique, several people create an initial design from the same set of requirements. Each person works independently, and when finished, shares his/her concepts with the group. Read More

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User Interface Elements

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Interface elements include input controls, navigational and informational components, and containers. Learn when to use each be consistent and predictable their use. Read More

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Content Inventory

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
A content inventory is a list of all the content on your site. Web content can include text, images, documents, and applications. Read More

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Wireframing

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
A wireframe is a two-dimensional illustration of a page’s interface that specifically focuses on space allocation and prioritization of content, functionalities available, and intended behaviors. Read More

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Redesign of the CancerNet Web Site

Friday, May 24, 2013
Learn about the lessons learned from the CancerNet redesign. CancerNet provides current and accurate cancer information from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research. Read More

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Organizing Content on Web Sites

Friday, May 24, 2013
Create an information architecture that represents your content and label the links to make that content easy to find. Read More

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Creating Usable Domain Names

Friday, May 24, 2013
URLs are an important part of the user interface. Find out the guidelines and strategies for creating usable domain names based on GSA's experience changing firstGov.gov to USA.gov. Read More

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Usability Testing a Web Content Management System

Friday, May 24, 2013
Selecting a Web content management system (WCMS), can be a daunting process. As part of its selection process, HHS reviewed the market and selected several applications to assess. Read More

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Breadcrumb Navigation

Friday, May 24, 2013
Breadcrumbs are designed to allow visitors to quickly navigate a site by providing a trail. They help users develop mental models of the site structure as well. Read More

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Determining the Correct Number of Usability Test Participants

Friday, May 24, 2013
Determining the appropriate number of participants for usability tests can be difficult. Use the cumulative binomial probability to help determine the correct number of participants needed. Read More

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Navigation: Left is Best

Friday, May 24, 2013
Learn about which location for navigation is best to help users access subsequent content pages. Read More

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Getting the Complete Picture with Usability Testing

Friday, May 24, 2013
Good usability testing provides an opportunity for clear-cut improvements to a website. To get the best possible picture collect information about their effectiveness, their efficiency, and their satisfaction level. Read More

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Four Basic Activities to Reach Optimal Usability

Friday, May 24, 2013
Evidence shows that the iterative approach, which focuses on testing, making changes, and retesting, is a solid way to improve the quality of your users' experience. Read More

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The Value of Iterative Design

Friday, May 24, 2013
Evidence shows that the iterative approach, which focuses on testing, making changes, and retesting, is a solid way to improve the quality of your users' experience. Read More

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Paper Prototypes Work as Well as Software Prototypes

Friday, May 24, 2013
Low-fidelity prototypes appear to be as effective as high-fidelity prototypes at detecting many types of usability issues. Low-fidelity prototypes have an additional advantage in that they can be created quickly and easily, and they do not require advanced computer skills. Read More

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Designing Educational Booklets for the Web

Thursday, May 23, 2013
Get the lessons learned based on the results of usability tests on two booklets from the National Cancer Institute that were transferred from print to the Web. Read More

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Users Are Not Good Designers

Thursday, May 23, 2013
Users are most useful in helping to identifying user requirements and what a system will do. Users are less valuable when involved in determining how best to do it. Read More

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Segmenting Your Audiences

Thursday, May 23, 2013
A key ingredient to developing a usable Web site is to define your audiences and their goals. The purpose is to get a deep understanding of who you are designing for and their primary content or service needs. Read More

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Judging the Severity of Usability Issues on Web Sites: This Doesn't Work

Thursday, May 23, 2013
Even highly experienced usability specialists cannot agree on which usability issues will have the greatest impact on usability. Find out more about the challenges of of ranking or judging the severity of usability issues. Read More

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Credibility

Thursday, May 23, 2013
Users are becoming more skeptical of the information they find online. Learn about the factors impacting your website's credibility. Read More

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Mobile Usability, Testing Testers

Thursday, May 23, 2013
Usability testing equipment for mobile devices is improving. Read the results of a study HHS conducted on two mobile user-testing tools, the usability platter and usability clip. Read More

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Usability and Mobile Devices

Thursday, May 23, 2013
Find out what factors influence performance on mobile and what is further needed from the research community. Read More

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Eyetracking and Web site Design

Thursday, May 23, 2013
Find out what areas of a page, based on eye tracking, are grabbing a user’s attention and the areas that are being ignored and how a user searches for information. Read More

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Moderating Usability Tests

Thursday, May 23, 2013
Effectively moderating usability tests is critical to gaining insights about your users needs. Learn about the many techniques researchers use to moderate sessions. Read More

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Image Carousels: Getting Control of the Merry-Go-Round

Thursday, May 23, 2013
Find out what researchers are saying and how you can improve the effectiveness of the image carousel on your homepage. Read More

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Adaptive Web-Based Learning Environments

Thursday, May 23, 2013
There is a significant increase in online learning. Learn about the technical approaches to educational system design, learner characteristics, and more. Read More

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IA Your Way: Participate in Our Card Sort

Thursday, May 23, 2013
Participate in our online card sort to help us develop the information architecture of Usability.gov. Read More

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Usability and Accessibility: Looking at User Experience through Two Lenses

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Evaluating your website with both usability and accessibility in mind gives all users the best possible user experience. Learn more about tying accessibility into usability at Usability.gov. Read More

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Tell Us What You Really Think

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Provide your feedback and help make Usability.gov the leading resource for user experience guidelines and best practices. Read More

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Recreating the Home of User Experience

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
HHS is redesigning Usability.gov and we want your input to make the site better. Find out how you can join the conversation and contribute to the site. Read More

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Design and Testing: Cancer Information on Handhelds

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Providing cancer information on handheld wireless devices such as Palm and Pocket PCs presents new challenges to designers and usability professionals. This case study evaluates the process from recruitment to testing to screen designs. Read More

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Building Trust

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Online trust is important whether you are trying to distribute information or initiating online business transactions. Find out how to design with trust as a consideration. Read More

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Color Blindness & Web Design

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Learn about the benefits and challenges of designing color-friendly sites, and which colors work best. Read More

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AvantGo Development

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
NCI explores AvantGo Enterprise 4.2 Solution, which provides a platform to deliver Internet content onto handheld wireless devices such as Palm and Pocket PCs. Read More

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The Impact of Aesthetics on Attitudes Towards Websites

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
A user's perception of a website can evoke a wide range of emotions and attitudes. These impact the user's attitude towards the site's content, advertised products, company, credibility and site usability. Read More

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Developing an Online Form

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Creating an online form can present developers with many challenges. This case study reviews how a paper-based form was taken through the usability engineering process to develop a functional online version. Read More

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Web Usability and Aging

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Find out what you need to consider when desiging a site used by seniors. Read More

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Creating Usable Online Forms

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Find out about the importance of aligning labels to fields in form design. Read More

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Should All Links be Underlined?

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Links are the primary means by which users navigate Web sites. If users do not notice, or do not think that links are clickable, they may not use the links. Learn about the best practices for formatting links. Read More

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Web Site Credibility

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The perception of credibility goes a long way in reassuring users that they've reached a website that provides useful content and that there's substance behind that content. Read More

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Recruiting User Testing Participants

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
To meet your users’ needs, it is essential to know your audience and to design for them. A key way to do this is by identifying your Web site’s primary users and recruiting a sample for usability testing. Read More

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Usability Statements of Work

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Write SOWs that include baseline and redesign segments related to usability engineering, which helps agencies save money. Read More

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LiveHelp Instant Messaging

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
LiveHelp, NCI's instant messaging service, is a pilot program that provides search and navigation support for users of NCI Web pages. The program is being piloted to evaluate the efficacy and efficiency of instant messaging to facilitate access to cancer information. Read More

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Consider as Many Design Alternatives as Possible: The Value of Parallel Design

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
By using the parallel design method you can consider as many design ideas as possible before selecting the best with which to begin the iterative design and testing process. Read More

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Usability Labs: Portable Versus Fixed

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
You can do testing in either a formal or informal setting. Compare the benefits of fixed labs and portable labs. Read More

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Reading Onscreen: The Effects of Line Length on Performance

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Learn which types of documents users prefer to read online and which they usually "print then read". When reading online, line length impacts performance. Read More

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Age-Related Research-Based Usability Guidelines

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
There are definite, predictable degenerative effects of aging on a person’s ability to effectively and efficiency interact with Web-based systems. Learn about the research-based guidelinesfor building sites with seniors as an audience. Read More

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