Tag Archives: blogging

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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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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I Blog on the iPad…I wish!

Uh-Oh. I appear to have turned into Gollum: “Precious, precious, precious!” I cried. “My Precious! O my Precious! My Precious Shiny Shiny iPad…” I am greener than an Ent (large walking tree character for those who have not watched Lord of the Rings) about all my friends and … 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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Is Blog Theme Usability the root of all evil?

How much does a blog’s usability come from the theme you choose? Or how much of your blog’s usability is affected by the blog platform you use? Or the fact that your blog platform only offers certain themes makes the … Continue reading

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11 ways to add to blog conversation and stand out from the crowd

11 ways to add to blog conversation and stand out from the crowd This post grabbed my attention because I am a newbie blogger on this blog only 1 week into starting a new blog about the user experience of blogging and … Continue reading

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Blogging usability dissertation research methodology and plan

Dissertation Methodology and Plan Attached is my plan for my dissertation research which outlines the methodology I will be using to evaluate the usability of blogs and blogging tools. I would welcome any comments or feedback. Share

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Which blogging tool do you use?

ProBlogger.net identified the following ranking for free web-based hosed Blogware, based on a survey they asked of their members/ readers. Blogger WordPress.com Typepad LiveJournal Other The other Blogware tools being mentioned here are not free, browser-based, web-hosted services. However ProBlogger … Continue reading

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