Increasing Student Success with your Web Site. Jerilyn Veldof University of Minnesota Twin Cities. California Digital Library- 2001. My Background. Web Redesign Projects U of AZ’s homepage - ‘96-97 White Paper www.library.arizona.edu/users/jveldof/webdev.htm
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California Digital Library- 2001
They needed more information about the user or the way the user interacts with the product.
for they are not you.”
IT Solutions Specialist
1- Create a useful site that enables users to achieve their particular goals and that meets their needs.
2- Create an easy-to-use site that enables users to move quickly and with few errors.
3 -Create a site that users like. Users are more likely to perform well on a product that provides satisfaction.
1- Provide users with 3x5 cards with one option you want to have on your web site
2- Ask users to sort into related piles and provide a label/explanation
3- Ask users to sort the piles into “super” piles and provide label
1- Identify tasks
2- Build a post test questionnaire (optional)
3- Train your test monitors
4- Recruit your users
- 4-8 users
- with 4 participants you can identify 75% of the major user interface problems (Nielsen)
- law of diminishing returns
5- Guide users to think aloud
6- Administer post-test questionnaire
* Get all your team members to participate in testing
See “Tips for Conducting Usability Tests”
Roles in a usability test
Go to ARL
Time for a Break?
You can make the difference between:
“You will debug whether you choose to or not.
Your decision is whether to debug publicly or privately.”
User Education Coordinator
University of Minnesota Libraries