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Author: Albert Badre
Publisher: Boston : Addison-Wesley, ©2002.
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It's no longer enough to make your site easy to learn and use: Web designers need to help their users feel comfortable with every aspect of their site interactions: physical, mental, and emotional. Drawing upon advanced research in psychology and human-computer interfaces -- as well as extensive practical Web design experience -- Albert N. Badre shows precisely how to accomplish this. Badre goes beyond "mere  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Badre, Albert.
Shaping Web usability.
Boston : Addison-Wesley, ©2002
(DLC) 2001056075
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Albert Badre
ISBN: 0201729938 9780201729931
OCLC Number: 645330168
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 276 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgments. 1. Human Computer Interaction for the Web. From Human Factors to Usability: A Short History of HCI.Origins.Focus on the User Interface.User Interface Software.Usability.Focusing on the Web.HCI Principles for the Web.User-Centered Design.Early Human Factors Input.Task Environment Analysis.Iterative Design and Continuous Testing.Web Usability.Themes.Designing for Context.Designing for the User Experience.2. Web Usability Strategy. Scenarios.Context.The Userview Process.Goals and Requirements.User Culture.Web Interface Guidelines Specialization.Constructing Storyboards and Interactive Prototypes.3. The Web Environment. The User Environment.The Physical Space.The Cognitive Space.The Site Environment.Scenarios.Designing from Scenarios.Simple versus Enriched Site Environments.4. The Web User, Part 1: The Audience. Understanding the Web User.Defining an Audience.Individual Differences.Cognitive Processing Capabilities and Limits.Generating an Audience Profile.5. The Web User, Part 2: Older Adults. Older Adults and the World Wide Web.Characteristics of Older Users.Movement Control.Perception.Cognition.Web Design Features to Avoid.Design Guidelines.Usability Testing with Older Adults.6. Designing for Web Genres. Genre Content.Genre Expression.Genre Form.Genre Evolution.Genre Mixing.7. The Web Site. Conceptualizing the Site with a Visitor-Centered Focus.Positioning the Content.Speeding Up the Response.Smoothing the Navigation.Links.Buttons and Controls.Site Maps, Content Lists, and Indexes.Landmarks and History Trails.Keywords and Site Search Engines.Assuring Reasonable Confidence in the Site's Privacy and Security.Making the Site Visible.Maintaining Quality.8. The Web Page. General Page Design Issues.Consistency.Coherence.Placement of Information.Information Coding.Color.Text Clarity.Home, Content, and Transaction Pages.The Home Page.The Content Page.The Transaction Page.9. The Aesthetic Factor. Usability and Aesthetics.Simplicity and Enrichment.The Use of Graphics.10. From Desktops to Handhelds. The Technology of Wireless Devices.The Usability of Wireless Devices.The Role of Context.Small-Size Effects.Effective Functionality and Task Preferences.Information Presentation.Interaction and Navigation.Designer's Palette: Guidelines for Hand Web Design.11. The Cultural Context. Cultural Usability.Culture-Specific Designs.Designing for the Localized Web.Genre-Localized Attributes.Behaviors and Practices.Icons, Symbols, Pictorials, and Artifacts.Conventions and Formats.Intangible Values and Dimensions.Preferred Content.12. Evaluating Web Usability. Traditional Usability Testing.Usability Testing for the Web.Web-Focused Issues and Testing.Web-Specific Test Plan Issues.Web-Specific Evaluation Issues.The Process of Web Evaluation.Usability Evaluation Goal Setting.Early Paper Testing.Storyboard Testing.Interactive Prototype Testing.Frequently Asked Questions about Usability Evaluation.Bibliography. Index. 0201729938T01102002
Responsibility: Albert N. Badre ; [foreword by James D. Foley].


This text provides a complete web usability framework that reflects advanced research and practical experience. It addresses the issues that make web usability design unique: security, privacy,  Read more...


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