Evaluation Analytics

Universal Principles of Design

Read these to prepare for class discussion

  1. Universal principles of design
    The principle of most advanced yet acceptable, 162
  2. Universal principles of design
    The principle of not invented here, 168
  3. a relevant article from the Nielsen Norman Group
    Talking with Participants During a Usability Test


Optional readings which may come up in class discussions

Van den Haak, M. J., de Jong, M. D. T., & Schellen, P. J. (2004). Employing think-aloud protocols and constructive interaction to test the usability of online library catalogues: a methodological comparison. Interacting with Computers, 16(6), 1153-1170.

Makri, S., Blandford, A., & Cox, A.L. (2008). Using information behaviors to evaluate the functionality and usability of electronic resources: From Ellis's model to evaluation. Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology, 59(14), 2244-2267.

Byrne, G. (2007). A statistical primer: Understanding descriptive and inferential statistics. Evidence-Based Library and Information Practice, 2(1), 32-47.

Lewis, J.R. (2006). Waits and measures - Sample sizes for usability tests: Mostly math, not magic. interactions, 13(6), 29-33.

Narayan, S. M., & Corcoran-Perry, S. (1997). Line of reasoning as a representation of nurses' clinical decision making. Research in Nursing & Health, 20(4), 353-364.

Wang, P., Hawk, W. B., & Tenopir, C. (2000). Users' interaction with World Wide Web resources: An exploratory study using a holistic approach. Information Processing & Management, 36(2), 229-252.

Markopoulos, P., & Bekker, M. (2003). On the assessment of usability testing methods for children. Interacting with Computers, 15(2), 227-243.

Useful, but not available online

Rubin, J. (1994). Handbook of Usability Testing: How to Plan, Design, and Conduct Effective Tests. New York: John Wiley & Sons.
[QA76.9 .U83 R82 1994]

Barnum, C. (2002). Usability Testing and Research. New York: Longman.
[QA76.9 .U83 B362 2002]
Chapter 5, Planning for a usability test