Class Materials


Class outline

Testing materials

Additional Resources


Usable Web

Books and articles

  1. Rosenfeld, Louis and Peter Morville. Information Architecture for the World Wide Web. O'Reilly, 1998.
  2. Nielsen, Jakob. Designing Web Usability. New Riders, 2000.
  3. Spool, Jared, et al. Web Site Usability: A Designer's Guide. User Interface Engineering, 1997.
  4. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies. Special Issue on World Wide Web Usability. 1997 47(1) 1-222.
  5. Nims, Julia K. and Linda Rich. "How Successfully Do Users Search the Web?" College & Research Libraries News 59(3)(March 1998):155-158.

Web sites

  1. Alertbox - Jakob Nielsen's Column on Web Usability
  2. Why On-Site Searching Stinks - User Interface Engineering
  3. Eight is More than Enough (on the number of users to test) - User Interface Engineering
  4. Usable Web: Guide to Web Usability Resources - Keith Instone, see especially the Usability Engineering section
  5. Usability Matters - Keith Instone, Web Review

Email Lists

  • CHI-Web Mailing List - an ACM SIGCHI open discussion list on human factors aspects of the web
  • SIGIA-L - Listserv of the Information Architecture Special Interest Group of ASIS (American Society for Information Science)




14 October 2000