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AAT ICAS 2073 ✧ usability resources module

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AAT ICAS usability resources

this document describes additional usability resources that may be useful for reference by ICAS developers and users. the following information sources are maintained by others. they are not part of the web site.


ISO usability standards

usability is represented by ISO 9241-11:1998 as the capability of a product for use by designated users to achieve designated goals in terms of effectiveness, efficiency, and satisfaction for a designated context of use.

User-Centered Design (UCD) is sometimes referred to as human-centered design. "Human-centered design is characterized by: the active involvement of users and a clear understanding of user and task requirements; an appropriate allocation of function between users and technology; the iteration of design solutions; multidisciplinary design" (ISO 13407:1999). more information at

the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative creates standards for tagging and categorizing information. the DCMI Element Set is referenced by the ISO 15836 standard. more information

ISO/IEC 25062 (ANSI 354) specifies a common industry format for reporting summative usability test results. more information


some usability resources

Federal IT Accessibility Initiative (section 508)

ATRC Web Accessibility Checker website of US Department of Health and Human Services

EU Usability Net International standards for HCI and usability

Sino European Usability Center at Dalian Maritime University, China; EU Usability Net China

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES)


NIST IUSR National Institute of Science and Technology Industry Usability Reporting

project 11

STC Accessibility SIG

STC Usability SIG

Effective Use of Cascading Style Sheets (Alertbox 1997 July) by Jakob Nielsen

Ten Usability Heuristics by Jakob Nielsen

Usability Special Interest Group of Society for Technical Communication

First Principles of effective interface design by Bruce Tognazzini

Edward Tufte and Graphics Press

Web Design References for University of Minnesota Duluth ITSS

Usability Professionals' Association

W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)

Site Usability Heuristics for the Web

Designing Effective Speech User Interfaces by Dr. Susan Weinschenk and Dean T. Barker, John Wiley & Sons.

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