Overview of content related to 'data' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/15/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=dey%20alexander&issue= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en WebWatch: Testing Web Page Design Concepts for Usability http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/web-watch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue40/web-watch#author1">Dey Alexander</a> and <a href="/issue40/web-watch#author2">Derek Brown</a> demonstrate how the layout of a Web page has a direct influence upon users' capacity and willingness to engage with a Web site.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In order to identify the extent to which visual designs assist users to locate particular elements that might be contained on a Web page (such as search, site-wide navigation, and local navigation), we used a usability testing method described by Tullis [<a href="#1">1</a>] to test a set of five Web page design concepts. All text elements on each of the designs were "greeked", or turned into nonsense text. This meant that users had to rely on the communicative aspects of each design in order to perform their tasks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/web-watch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue40 tooled up derek brown dey alexander monash university data information architecture search technology standards usability wireframe Thu, 29 Jul 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1063 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk WebWatch: How Accessible Are Australian University Web Sites? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/alexander <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue38/alexander#author1">Dey Alexander</a> reports on a recent study of the accessibility of Australian university Web sites.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This article reports on a recent study of the accessibility of Australian university Web sites. A selection of key pages from all 45 Australian tertiary education Web sites were analysed to assess their compliance with basic accessibility standards, as required by Australian anti-discrimination legislation. The results--98% of sites failed to comply--suggest that Australian university Web sites are likely to present significant barriers to access for people with disabilities.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/alexander" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 regular column dey alexander alt australian national university griffith university microsoft monash university newcastle university queensland university of technology university of queensland university of southern queensland university of sydney w3c web accessibility initiative accessibility adobe browser css data data set doc document format flash gif graphics html identifier intellectual property internet explorer java javascript ocr operating system plain text research rtf software standards stylesheet url usability video wcag windows Fri, 30 Jan 2004 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1012 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk