Pervasive Usability Before or Say Sorry After.

Week 6 Reading Reflection

Brinck, T., Gergle, D., & Wood, S.D. (2002). “Chapter 1” Designing Web Sites That Work: Usability for the Web. (pp. 12-35). Morgan Kaufmann.

After reading the introduction on pervasive usability design progress, the idea of evaluating throughout the each design phases appear far more important than people realize. Pervasive usability should not be only use in web design, but also should use across many other industry design progress. If we do not have the mind set of evaluating throughout the whole production cycle, then the only way to find out the performance and quality of the product can only be examining the final product. This seen to be very risky, but in many cases, industry accepts this concept by using the excuses of time and cost. This often cause companies many more resources to fix it. Microsoft have created their own “fix it center”, and millions of unhappy users. And by integrate this concept to our own Academia study, we may do an evaluation in every step, identify any issues, and try to fix it. we can stop many heartache later. Don’t say sorry later, pervade first.


Author: eddyzhuo

Think about your day, seen like brake into two part: online -- offline. And then think about your time when you are shopping in the grocery stores, you will look what is better with a better price. Same thing apply to surfing online, we should be able to identify what is good and bad website, use good product that worthy your time, instead only being passive. Hello my name is Eddy, a master of computer graphics technology student in Purdue University. Let us use the web, think about it, discuss on it, and create a better and friendlier user experience WWW.

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