Dive into Usability Testing, from Planning to Improving User Usability and Performance.

Week 4 Reading Reflection

Tullis, Tom, and Albert, Bill. “Chapter 3,4,5 and 10.3” Measuring the User Experience: Collecting, Analyzing, and Presenting Usability Metrics. Amsterdam: Elsevier/Morgan Kaufmann, 2008. Print.

After reading all the testing graphic charts and statical data on usability test. First come to my mind is the important of creating a flow of structure, from the planning to a final improved usability product.
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Changing user experience starting with changing one design principle at a time.

Week 5 Reading Reflection

Cooper, Alan, Reimann, Robert, and Cronin, David. “Chapter 15, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24” About Face: The Essential of Interaction Design 3 Wiley Publishing, Inc.: Indianapolis, Indiana, 2007.

After weeks of study on the topics of user experience design, it is time for us connect the principles to real practices. How can we identify issue in the over design of a product, we will trying to attack one small part at a time. In the last week’s post I have use the example of Google search engine. First, Google search included many design principles to create the best user experience for user around the world. Second, I found all the other design examples from Google. Here we have to ask ourselves, what are we storing and how are we retrieving it later in the most efficient way? Cooper (2007, page 325) used a great example in real life, when we need to find a book in the library, we will need to find a book index number from a liberator or a computer. And find the floor and row of shelves, if the book it is not misplace, there you have it. If you want to find a book in a big campus like Purdue, you will also need to know which library the book is located.

Book Index
Here is a book index from the Purdue Library
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Be the first to make a different!

Think about your day, seen like brake into two parts: 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 good or bad, instead often we become 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 starting today.