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Is Your Web Site Easy to Use?
MIT Usability Team
No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Participants welcome at individual sessions (series)

Can your users do what they want on your site or do they struggle? Four sessions show how usability testing can help you create better web sites. Find out how to set up your own tests to observe your users and gather inspiration for improvements.
Web: http://web.mit.edu/is/usability
Contact: Susan B. Jones, sbjones@mit.edu
Sponsor: Information Systems

Introduction to Web Usability
MIT Usability Team
Usability testing is an effective way to evaluate web and application interfaces. This session presents usability concepts, guidelines, and testing techniques using practical exercises. You'll also learn to write user scenarios and test tasks, and facilitate actual tests.
Tue Jan 6, 01-03:00pm, 3-133

Is the Content on Your Web Site Accessible by People with Disabilities?
Stephani Roberts Lincoln, ATIC Lab
Can a blind user navigate your web site? What about keyboard only users? See a demonstration of JAWS screen reading software for the blind, learn techniques to make your web site more accessible to all audiences, and get an overview of federal web accessibility laws and how they pertain to your web site.
Tue Jan 13, 01-03:00pm, 3-133

Usability Methods and Tools Workshop
MIT Usability Team
Discussion of methods and tools available. Learn when each is appropriate and practice using them. Note: Room is different from other sessions in series.
Tue Jan 20, 01-03:00pm, 2-131

User-Centered Design Methods and Tools Workshop
MIT Usability Team
Overview of user-centered design practices, including planning, using focus groups to discover user needs, and creating an information architecture. Interactive exercise will begin to explore usability design and test methods.
Tue Jan 27, 01-03:00pm, 3-133
Latest update: 31-Oct-2003

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