Description: A group that focuses on helping USGS tools and services be useful and their users be successful.
Points Of Contact: Sophie Hou, email@example.com
Two Collaboration Formats:
+1 719-733-3211 United States, Pueblo (Toll)
Conference ID: 622 131 912#
Membership: The Usability Collaboration Area is open to anyone. If you are interested in joining this group, sign up at https://listserv.usgs.gov/mailman/listinfo/cdi-usability.
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Are you providing services/tools/applications that enable users to find, explore, or work with data? Do you know what your users would say about using your services/tools/applications?
If you answer yes to the first question but no to the second, you will want to join this Collaboration Area!
Usability, as discussed by Jakob Nielsen (2012), is the “quality attribute that assesses how easy user interfaces are to use” as well as refers to “methods for improving ease-of-use during the design process”.
By applying usability principles to user interface (UI) designs and evaluating user experience (UX) through usability techniques, interfaces can be enhanced and improved in order to provide people with positive and productive interactions with the technologies that they use.
Nimit. (2013, September 19). What is usability. Retrieved from https://nimitmangal.wordpress.com/2013/09/19/what-is-usability/
Grace. (March 3, 2019). A full guide on the differences between UI and UX design. Retrieved from https://www.mockplus.com/blog/post/difference-between-ui-and-ux