Annotated Usability Links

Acknowledged experts

useit.com: Jakob Nielsen's site (Usable Information Technology)
+++regularly updated column, archive of older writing
AskTog
Bruce Tognazzini, formerly of Apple, author, articles, commentary

Don Norman & User Centered Development
Author of The Design of Everyday Things, CV style list of publications

Primers and Guides

Usability Toolbox
personal site, good primer, defines methods and when to apply them

www.usabilityfirst.com/
online guide, goms, methods

usability.gov/index.html
guidelines, links

User Test Your Web Site: An Introduction to Usability Testing
basic methods
 

Recommended
Collections of articles, tips, models of design processes

www.vineyard.net/biz/drdeb/
company, diagrams of design process

www.frontend....ps/index.html
company site, many articles, tips

webword.com/
personal site with articles. links, applying usability to other subjects like advertising

www.cc.gatech.edu/gvu/
interdisciplinary program in Human Factors, papers

Human Factors International
articles, also usability issues for things besides computers; phone systems, ballots

world.std.com...b/moreart.htm
articles, prototyping tips, usability bibliography, conceptual models

Software Usability Research Laboratory
experimental findings, articles

www.cio.com/f...vior/hci.html
research center, articles

www-3.ibm.com
many articles, managing, promoting usability

Welcome to Usability News -Winter 2001
publication, articles on usability and web

Bad Human Factors Designs
entertaining examples

www.jjg.net/ia/visvocab/
personal site, UML-like modeling of web sites

www.cl.cam.ac...ons/VL99.html
personal site, articles by site owner

www.goodexperience.com/
article collection

shame.htm
Diagnosis of usability problems in interfaces, captures of problem interfaces, contributions from readers also

www.jjg.net/ia/elements.pdf
A model of relation of visual, interface, interaction, navigation in web design

InteractionArchitect.com - The knowledge base for interaction architects
Collection of articles by the webmaster

UML from W. Hudson
PDF on using UML and surveys of usability methods employed

Patterns and Software: Essential Concepts and Terminology
defining pattern languages, not a collection of patterns

Experiences -- A Pattern Language for User Interface Design
matches content to interaction, graphical map of patterns

Common Ground
matches content to interaction, defines pattern language of design (design principles)

Usability Pattern Collection
design strategies, strategies are discrete combinations of interaction, display and heuristic
 

Collections of Links
Human/Machine Interface Interest Group -- Usability Testing Resources
Annotated links, group focuses on library interfaces

The Interaction Design Patterns Home Page
many links to pattern language sites

ACM SIGCHI: HCI-Sites (Links on Human-Computer Interaction)
many links

ACM: HCI Bibliography : Human-Computer Interaction Publications and Resources
many links

www.usableweb.com/
many categorized links
 
 


May 2001 / Bill Hill