Visicog: NYU Usability
Perform your usability test from class with at least one more person. Write up a short report on your findings with all participants. Your report should include:
- Description of site, purpose of test, and tasks.
- Descriptions of your participants (web experience, if they are the site''s target audience, etc)
- Summary of how the site performed.
- Three issues (good or bad) about the website. INCLUDE QUOTES!
- Suggestions for improving the usability of the site. You may need to include sketches to illustrate your ideas.
- Include screenshots of key pages used in your test. Annotate problem areas.
The written report should be no more than one page. Put each screenshot on a separate page. This is your portfolio piece for this class, and it should be presentation-worthy for future clients and employers.
- Fire Vox is a free screen reader Firefox externsion
- Fangs is a screen reader simulator for Firefox
- An excellent description of the experience of browsing through the JAWS screen reader
- Video: Surfing the Web with a Screen Reader
- Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Checkpoints
- Section 508
- Accessibility, Law, and Target.com
- Decent typography
- Bad typography
- Making Video Accessible
- Web Application Hierarchy
- The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web