Userfocus Usability Newsletter, August 2007

Welcome to the August edition of the Userfocus usability newsletter.

Feature Article: Heuristic Evaluation with Morae

Every usability professional knows that Morae is a useful tool for running a software or web usability test. But did you know you could also use it to dramatically speed up the time it takes to do a heuristic evaluation? This 'How do I...' article gives you step-by-step instructions on how to carry out an expert review with Morae, complete with explanatory screen shots. Read the article in full: Heuristic Evaluation with Morae

Featured Resource: Usability RSS feeds

Are you finding it difficult to keep up with the variety of web sites, blogs and articles devoted to usability? If so, help is at hand. We've put together a web page that aggregates the best of these web sites and made the page available through Netvibes. Read the article in full: Usability RSS feeds

Free refresher training

Have you attended one of these training courses in the past?

  • A practical guide to usability testing
  • Web usability
  • Usability lifecycle
  • Web accessibility for developers and designers
  • How to carry out a usability expert review

If so, you're eligible for free refresher training: a series of 6 e-mails sent over a five-week period to get you thinking about what you learnt. Each e-mail contains a short discussion of one of the training topics and includes a quick activity that you can do on-the-job.

Usability Training: Now Booking

Practical usability testing, Sept 4 2007, London

For people in design teams who want to gain confidence in usability testing, "A practical guide to usability testing" is a 1-day workshop that shows delegates how to obtain customer feedback on prototypes and finished products. Unlike lecture-based courses, delegates get practical, hands-on experience moderating and logging usability tests. More information about this training course: Usability Testing training.

Web Usability Training, Oct 2-3 2007, London

For web designers who want hands-on experience with usability tools and techniques, "Web Usability" is a 2-day immersion seminar that shows delegates how to boost sales and conversion rates, increase usage and improve customer satisfaction. Unlike shorter introductory courses, this in-depth workshop covers the entire design and development lifecycle. More information about this training course: Web Usability training.

How to carry out a usability expert review, December 10, 2007, London

For people in design teams who need to spot usability problems in prototypes and finished products, "How to carry out a usability expert review" is a 1-day seminar that teaches delegates cost-effective methods to evaluate designs. Unlike courses in usability testing, this seminar teaches delegates how to find and fix usability problems without involving end users. More information about this training course: Expert review training.

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