Designing for Usability


De Montfort University is building a student-centred Web portal / Managed Learning Environment [MLE]. It is intended that the MLE should become the primary source of information for students at the University, be it educational, social or reference material. In order for this to occur, the MLE must be highly usable, allowing all types of students access to information intuitively. The talk describes the formative and summative usability methods that have been used to develop the site. In particular, the benefits of each of the chosen methods will be highlighted, how each contributed to the design and where it fitted into the design process. Lastly, a description of the usability evaluation methods, which will be used to measure the on-going usability of the portal and its information resources, will be provided.


The slides are hosted on Slideshare.