Research-based Web Design & Usability Guidelines

Research-based Web Design & Usability Guidelines

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Although recent findings show the public increasingly interacting with government Web sites, a common problem is that people cana€™t find what theya€™re looking for. In other words, the sites lack usability. The Research-Based Web Design and Usability Guidelines aid in correcting this problem by providing the latest Web design guidance from the research and other forms of evidence. This unique publication has been updated from its earlier version to include over 40 new or updated research guidelines, bringing the total to 209. Primary audiences for the book are: Web managers, designers, and all staff involved in the creation of Web sites. Topics in the book include: home page design, page and site navigation, graphics and images, effective Web content writing, and search. A new section on usability testing guidance has been added. Experts from across government, industry, and academia have reviewed and contributed to the development of the Guidelines. And, since their introduction in 2003, the Guidelines have been widely used by government, private, and academic institutions to improve Web design.Introduction The Research-Based Web Design aamp; Usability Guidelines { Guidelines) were developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in partnership with the U.S. General Services Administration. This new editionanbsp;...

Title:Research-based Web Design & Usability Guidelines
Publisher:U.S. Government Printing Office - 2006


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