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Usability : Standards & guidelines


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Date
  
Title
  
Developer
  


  
06/11/07
  
Change vs. Stability in Web Usability Guidelines
  
Jakob Nielsen
  
Articles and White Papers
  
A remarkable 80% of findings from the Web usability studies in the 1990s continue to hold today.

  
10/10/05
  
R.I.P. WYSIWYG
  
Jakob Nielsen
  
Articles and White Papers
  
Macintosh-style interaction design has reached its limits. A new paradigm, called results-oriented UI, might well be the way to empower users in the future.

  
01/18/05
  
Durability of Usability Guidelines
  
Jakob Nielsen
  
Articles and White Papers
  
About 90% of usability guidelines from 1986 are still valid, though several guidelines are less important because they relate to design elements that are rarely used today.

  
09/13/04
  
The Need for Web Design Standards
  
Jakob Nielsen
  
Articles and White Papers
  
Users expect 77% of the simpler Web design elements to behave in a certain way. Unfortunately, confusion reigns for many higher-level design issues.

  
06/18/04
  
90% of All Usability Testing is Useless
  
Lane Becker
  
Articles and White Papers
  
When done right, usability testing will improve your Web site and your development process, but the current culture surrounding Web site usability testing is such that it rarely benefits the design.

  
05/10/04
  
Guidelines for Visualizing Links
  
Jakob Nielsen
  
Articles and White Papers
  
Textual links should be colored and underlined to achieve the best perceived affordance of clickability, though there are a few exceptions to these guidelines.

  
11/24/03
  
Two Sigma: Usability and Six Sigma Quality Assurance
  
Jakob Nielsen
  
Articles and White Papers
  
On average across many test tasks, users fail 35% of the time when using websites. This is 100,000 times worse than six sigma's requirement, but Web usability can still benefit from a six sigma quality approach.

  
06/02/03
  
Forms, usability, and the W3C DOM
  
Peter-Paul Koch
  
Articles and White Papers
  
Despite the specification having been around for nearly five years and a workable level of browser support for about three, the average Web developer doesn’t yet have a clear view of what the W3C DOM can do for Web sites.

  
04/02/03
  
Evolution Trumps Usability Guidelines
  
Jared M. Spool
  
Articles and White Papers
  
"Use a Search Box instead of a link to a Search page."

  
02/10/03
  
Toward a more standards compliant Internet Explorer
  
John P. Gallant
  
Articles and White Papers

  
12/23/02
  
Gorilla Usability
  
D. Keith Robinson (dkr)
  
Articles and White Papers

  
08/19/02
  
Let Users Control Font Size
  
useit.com: Jakob Nielsen’s Website
  
Articles and White Papers

  
06/24/02
  
Improving Usability Guideline Compliance
  
useit.com: Jakob Nielsen’s Website
  
Articles and White Papers

  
06/09/02
  
Reduce Redundancy: Decrease Duplicated Design Decisions
  
useit.com: Jakob Nielsen’s Website
  
Articles and White Papers

  
05/12/02
  
Top Ten Guidelines for Homepage Usability
  
useit.com: Jakob Nielsen’s Website
  
Articles and White Papers

  
02/27/02
  
Human-Computer Interaction Practitioners Professional Standards
  
Laura Dove
  
Articles and White Papers

  
02/18/02
  
Keep the web simple, stupid
  
BBC NEWS
  
Articles and White Papers

  
01/01/02
  
Planning & Feasibility overview
  
Usability Net
  
Steps and Presentations

  
01/01/02
  
Getting started with user-centered design
  
Usability Net
  
Steps and Presentations

  
01/01/02
  
ISO 13407: Human centered design proicesses for interactive systems
  
Usability Net
  
Steps and Presentations

  
01/01/02
  
Scenarios of use (Use cases)
  
Usability Net
  
Steps and Presentations

  
01/01/02
  
Requirements meeting
  
Usability Net
  
Steps and Presentations

  
01/01/02
  
Parallel design
  
Usability Net
  
Steps and Presentations

  
01/01/02
  
Wizard of Oz
  
Usability Net
  
Steps and Presentations

  
01/01/02
  
Pleasure based approach
  
Usability Net
  
Steps and Presentations

  
01/01/02
  
Post release overview
  
Usability Net
  
Steps and Presentations

  
01/01/02
  
Post release testing and measurement
  
Usability Net
  
Steps and Presentations

  
01/01/02
  
International standards for HCI and usability
  
Usability Net
  
Steps and Presentations

  
01/01/02
  
Overview of the user centered design process
  
Usability Net
  
Steps and Presentations

  
01/01/02
  
Key principles of user centered design
  
Usability Net
  
Steps and Presentations

  
01/01/02
  
Jakob Nielsens Top Ten Mistakes in Web Design
  
Usability Net
  
Steps and Presentations

  
01/01/02
  
Relevant international standards in usability and user-centred design
  
Usability Net
  
Steps and Presentations

  
01/01/02
  
Planning for user-centered design
  
Usability Net
  
Steps and Presentations

  
06/24/01
  
Error Message Guidelines
  
useit.com: Jakob Nielsen’s Website
  
Articles and White Papers

  
01/01/01
  
Pre-publication checklist
  
Information & Design
  
Steps and Presentations

  
01/01/01
  
Usability Testing Materials
  
Information & Design
  
Articles and White Papers

  
01/01/01
  
Writing Usability Reports
  
Information & Design
  
Steps and Presentations

  
01/01/01
  
Voice Interaction evaluation checklist
  
Information & Design
  
Downloadable File

  
01/01/01
  
Web Evaluation report
  
Information & Design
  
Downloadable File

  
07/23/00
  
End of Web Design
  
useit.com: Jakob Nielsen’s Website
  
Articles and White Papers

  
11/14/99
  
When Bad Design Elements Become the Standard
  
useit.com: Jakob Nielsen’s Website
  
Articles and White Papers

  
10/03/99
  
Ten Good Deeds in Web Design
  
useit.com: Jakob Nielsen’s Website
  
Articles and White Papers

  
08/02/99
  
Do Interface Standards Stifle Design Creativity?
  
useit.com: Jakob Nielsen’s Website
  
Articles and White Papers

  
07/11/99
  
Web Research: Believe the Data
  
useit.com: Jakob Nielsen’s Website
  
Articles and White Papers

  
08/01/96
  
International Web Usability
  
useit.com: Jakob Nielsen’s Website
  
Articles and White Papers

  
12/01/95
  
Guidelines for Multimedia on the Web
  
useit.com: Jakob Nielsen’s Website
  
Articles and White Papers

  
01/01/93
  
Noncommand User Interfaces
  
useit.com: Jakob Nielsen’s Website
  
Articles and White Papers
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