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usability

(ūz″ă-bil′ĭt-ē)
A design characteristic pertaining to the ease with which people can employ tools and processes to perform goal-related tasks. Included in the characteristics are elements such as ease of learning, recall, satisfaction, and efficiency.
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As its aim is to provide a broader view of the aforementioned problems, this paper examines e-learning usability evaluation methods that have emerged lately and proposes a set of criteria that should be consulted when choosing the appropriate method for usability evaluation of e-learning systems or when developing comprehensive new e-learning UEMs.
would you mind if this was used as an example of bad usability for library patrons?
The UXalliance was founded in 2005 by the leading usability companies across Europe, Asia and the US in order to provide effective user experience services to global clients.
Combining usability research with documentation development for improved user support.
David Burden, Royal Mail group chief information officer, said: "We're delighted to have had the opportunity to work with the Usability Exchange to help shape the development of its new web-based service.
Following the usability approach, an electronic store has to be designed with an understanding of the consumer's task.
Norvax expertise and leadership in developing user-friendly interfaces was why they were one of only four companies invited by the conference host, Northeast Ohio Chapter of the Usability Professionals' Association (NEOUPA), to speak at the event.
Committed to making products that people can use to make life easier, particularly life on the web, Mayfield says, "We've taken our years of experience in usability consulting at OptimalUsability.
DALLAS -- According to expert panelists from The Usability Professionals' Association's (UPA) Summer 2007 conference (http://www.
a leading provider of usability research, design and technology, announced that it has been awarded a subcontract from ManTech International for the U.
NIST is developing methodologies to measure the usability of Web sites.