Class Materials


Class outline

Case study: Bose Corporation

Testing materials

Additional Resources


MIT Libraries

Usable Web

MIT Libraries

Usability Testing for Web Design

Welcome to "Usability Testing for Web Design." This is a half-day class held on March 13, 1999 for Simmons College GSLIS Continuing Education, Lefavour Hall, Room L306, 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm.

How do you measure the effectiveness of your web site for finding information? This course will examine the application of methods from the field of human factors to library Internet and Intranet design. Using Bose Corporation's tests of their Intranet as a case study, we will demonstrate methods that will help you measure the effectiveness of your site. These methods will consist primarily of observing users trying to accomplish specific tasks on your site. Factors measured may include how long it takes them to complete each task. These statistics can be used as benchmarks for measuring the success of future design improvements. Participants should have basic familiarity with HTML and web design.

Faculty: Nicole Hennig. Web Manager, MIT Libraries

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