GSLIS Continuing Education,
Lefavour Hall, Room L401, 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Nicole Hennig. Web Manager,
your Web site reflect your organization chart? Does it use terminology
that makes sense to your staff but not to your users? Then it's time
for a redesign with your users in mind.
A "user-centered" approach to Web design involves your users at
every step of the design process. This course will present resources
and methods from the fields of human factors and usability to help
you design or redesign your Web site.
We will look at two examples: a corporate Intranet redesign at Bose
Corporation, and an academic library Web site redesign process at
MIT. You will learn methods for a variety of usability tests, including
card-sorting tests for determining category names, to help you design
from your users' point of view. A bibliography/web site of further
resources will be provided.
Participants should have basic familiarity with HTML and Web design.
class was held previously on March 13, 1999 and
April 1, 2000.