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Usability 101
This short overview provides tips and guidelines for website interface usability. Usability is a quality attribute that assesses how easy user interfaces on websites are to use. This is defined by the concepts of learnability, efficiency, memorability, errors, satisfaction, and utility. The word "usability" also refers to methods for improving ease-of-use during the design process. This site also features links to design guidelines and techniques, evaluation tools, and usability workshops.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Technology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright by Jakob Nielsen. All Rights Reserved.
DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-NAGT-000-000-000-427
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'Creating Effective Web-based Learning Resources in the Geosciences'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Dr Jakob Nielsen