Friday, February 08, 2008

Useful Web App Usability Techniques, Part 1

Usability testing for Web applications ...

"In this week’s podcast, Brian Christiansen and I explore usability techniques for Web Applications. Our upcoming event, the WebApp Summit, has us excited and we wanted to share that with you!

To get you on your way your web app, we started the discussion with what makes a web app different. Web apps are simply different from your everyday web site, the different ways we have test them become clear. When we determine that there are different classes of web apps, we realize each class needs its own kind usability techniques.

In this episode we cover,

* What classes of web apps exist?
* Which techniques for which classes of web apps?
* At what stages do we test web apps?
* The five major classes of usability concerns to consider when testing web apps

Here are some UIE resources on web apps that relate to this episode,

* Five Usability Challenges of Web-Based Applications—Research Article
* The Designer’s Guide to Web Applications: Web Apps Tour 2007 - Learning from Successful Designs—PDF Report
* The Designer’s Guide to Web Applications, Part I: Structure and Flows—PDF Report
* The WebApp Summit, March 2008—in beautiful Coronado, California"    (Continued via UIE Brain Sparks)    [Usability Resources]

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