As the cost of acquiring traffic continues to grow, more website owners see usability as a key value generator. This course aims to give a solid foundation to this wide-ranging subject through case studies taken from ecommerce and non-commercial websites as well as hands-on experience through workshops on the key principles.
The course will help you understand the standards (eg. ISO 13407) and commercial benefits of usability, how to overcome common barriers and how to calculate the revenue impact of usability. We look in detail at usability design principles in the design of navigation (and card sorting techniques), homepages, page layout, forms and error messages, and how usability is involved in merchandising, checkout and persuasion architecture, as well as the future of usability in Web 2.0 sites and human-centred design processes for interactive systems.
Working through the usability lifecycle, you’ll discover practical usability methods including persona and scenario creation, rapid prototyping, creating usability metrics. You’ll also take part in a workshop applying informal usability assessment and testing methods.
Key learning outcomes;
N.B Manchester Digital members get a 10% discount on the list price.
For more information about the course outline and the presenter or to book a place click here.