Tag Archives: usability

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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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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Dilbert does Usability

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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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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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Fuzzy UX

There’s so much Argy-Bargy about who does what in usability, user experience, interaction, interface design – and there’s so much debate about Designers vs Users vs Techies – it all gets a bit fuzzy, as the user, great ideas and designer can often … Continue reading

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Usability testing prep

In preparation of the usability testing of 5 weblogs I have prepared tasks, questions and a SUMI-based questionnaire. The tasks are to evaluate what users actually do when using the blogs. The questionnaire is to evaluate users’ perceptions of their … 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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Dissertation Proposal

   Dissertation Proposal My dissertation is researching “Personal Lifestyle Weblogs and Free Hosted Browser-Based Blogware success: the role of usability.” My proposal is attached. The main question is whether or not the usability of free hosted browser-based Blogware impacts, or … Continue reading

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