I'm an undergraduate computer science student. I live in Tehran, Iran.
... Please don't judge me based on my location.
Here, there are no Usability Engineers or Interaction Designers,
but thousands of programmers who tend to "design". Websites are
pre-built using CMSes (e.g. Joomla, phpNuke). The User-centered
approach is just a new term. Nobody cares about the end-user.
Universities do not teach User Interface design. No Usability Labs at all.
In such a world, I'm trying to write an article about evaluating
quality of websites. I'm trying to find some sort of criteria to allow
non-Interaction designers to evaluate websites. These criteria
should not require the tester to have an HCI background, nor the
attendance of users during the test.
Do you have any idea on how to evaluate websites in this style?
Is there any checklist available? What articles have written on this
How do you evaluate websites if you're in hurry?
I appreciate your answers.
Thank you very much in advance.