Most of the time while working with heavy data intensive application I
have encountered that there is 20 to 30% of the
modules/webparts/portlates/functionality are rarely useful for the
end-users in most of the applications for example elements like News,
Article, Record Summery, Archive Records, User Summery, Report
My name is Andrea Richeson. I have worked in web design and
development for Texas state government for several years and am
currently a graduate student at the University of Texas School of
I am working with Dr. Randolph Bias, Dr. Eugenie Bertus, and graduate
student Jana Tate to co-author a book chapter on the use of return on
investment (ROI) methods.
A friend and sometimes client told me over lunch this week, "I think
of you as the usability guy." I didn't much care for this, because
I think of usability in terms of activities rather than an identity
to aspire to. It got me thinking about related terms, like "user
experience" (UX), and its cousin, user-centered design (UCD).
Hello. I am about to begin designing a usability study on a government
website and evaluating the accessability of the site will be a big
component. I'm looking for advice on comparing data from the
visually disabled participants (using screen readers and magnifieers)
to participants with typical vision.
In a meeting today, a client said they wanted a single-page checkout
process. The checkout tunnel is an area that I prefer to have as
vanilla as possible so that customers have no surprises, but I am
open to change.
I've never done any testing on one-page vs. staged checkout, and I
haven't been able to find any data, only opinions. Does anyone have
any non-proprietary data they'd care to share about one-page
OK - so we work in the world of digital. Here the affordance is a
perceived one. But what about our real lives?
Here's the thing - I want to start a list of unusable real life
1. Elevator buttons: when I press the wrong floor (which is quite the
frequent occasion in my uncaffienated state before 12pm) why can't I
"unpress" my mistake?
2. Toilet doors: why does one open in and the next out. Furthermore -
why wash your hands when you must touch germ-ridden door handles after
the fact? If there is ever a need to have automatic doors - here it