Category Archives: Thesis

My personal commentary about writing a dissertation for my Masters Degree.

Personal Weblogs And Free Hosted Online Blogware Success: The Role Of Usability

Six months of work completed, the final submitted thesis paper is attached. Click on the link below to download. Kathy Cook MSC Computing Interaction Design Dissertation AUGUST 23 2010 This project has focused on the usability of Blogware and Weblogs, … Continue reading

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Usability of free online hosted blogging services compared

WordPress.com was the online free hosted Blogware services out of those evaluated (The Top 5 most used) which had the best usability. TypePad Micro was almost as good as WordPress.com but does not offer users the same degree of creative flexibility … Continue reading

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LiveJournal Heuristic Usability Evaluation

Click here for Heuristic Usability Evaluation of LiveJournal The usability issues highlighted within this evaluation indicate how this could be improved and point towards recommendations for further redesign. Improvements would improve the effectiveness, efficiency, safety and learnability of the application. … Continue reading

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Heuristic Usability Evaluation of TypePad

Click here for Heuristic Usability Evaluation Typepad The usability issues highlighted within this evaluation indicate how TypePad could be improved and point towards recommendations for further redesign. Improvements would improve the effectiveness, efficiency, safety and learnability of the application. Improving these … Continue reading

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Usability Study of Five Personal Blogs

Click on this link to download the full Usability Study Five Personal Blogs Full Report PDF which provides the full details of the usability findings for each of the blogs plus methodology and user profiles. This usability study has been done as … Continue reading

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Xanga.com usability evaluation

  Click here to download the PDF of the Heuristic Usability Evaluation of Xanga  Introduction Xanga.com was evaluated from the point of view of the Hobbyist Blogger, the persona who fits the scope of my research project, as being the … Continue reading

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WordPress.com heuristic usability evaluation

   Click here to download the PDF of the Heuristic Usability Evaluation of free online hosted blogging service WordPress.com  Introduction  WordPress.com was evaluated from the point of view of the Hobbyist Blogger, the persona who fits the scope of my … Continue reading

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Hurrah! 6 users found for usability testing!

After struggling to find enough users to fit my Blogger persona (see previous article) at last I have found my 6th usability test person who fits my Blogger persona. I now have my optimum number of users for me to be … Continue reading

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Blog usability testing starts

Yesterday I started my usability testing on 5 blogs. These blogs were chosen because they are the highest Technorati ranked personal/ lifestyle blogs (not an official corporate business blog) written by individuals, created using one of the five most used … Continue reading

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Blogger.com heuristic usability evaluation

Attached is my My Heuristic Usability Evaluation of Blogger. Scoring is measured as: 0 usability catastrophe 1 serious usability flaws 2 significant issues 3 minor concerns 4 generally usable 5 exemplar for usability The main conclusions from this evaluation: Blogger … Continue reading

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