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Usability. OBJECTIVE: Learn “usability” principles related to writing content for interactive media. The Basics. Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Usability refers to how easy or difficult it is to get around a web site, CD-ROM, or other interactive environment. Navigation

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usability

Usability

OBJECTIVE:Learn “usability” principles related

to writing content for interactive media.

the basics
The Basics
  • Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
  • Usability
  • refers to how easy or difficult it is to get around a web site, CD-ROM, or other interactive environment.
  • Navigation
  • is the way we get around inside a site.
  • Ituitive Experience
  • Expected ways to navigate
  • usability guru Jakob Nielsen (useit.com)
webpagesthatsuck com
Webpagesthatsuck.COM
  • Yup, this is a real site.
nielsen says every page must answer
Nielsen says every page must answer:
  • Where am I?
  • Where have I been?
  • Where can I go?
  • What can this site do for me?
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“Where can I go?”Clearly labeled links, buttons, etc.Clear: Tree frogs are usually green.Unclear: Click here to learn more about tree frogs.
simplicity

Simplicity

Navigation Bars

Breadth over Depth

3-click Rule

menu breadth
Menu Breadth
  • Use menus, avoid “back” buttons
  • Keep menus consistent
  • Show what you’re selling
  • Instead of “products” or “store” or “services,” get specific, unless products and services are sidelines
  • Breadth Over Depth: 3-Click Rule
other common buttons
Other Common Buttons
  • About (should be viewer-centered, not company centered)
  • Contact(should be on the main menu)
  • FAQs(frequently asked questions)
  • Services show process, too (step by step) “How Accupuncture Works”
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