How Well Does Early User Research Predict Final Site Performance? As UX practitioners, we use many techniques to test the information architecture and navigation of websites at different stages in development. As use these methods, we assume (or hope) they can predict the performance of the final live site. In this research, we investigate the predictive power of three research methods (tree testing, screenshot click testing, and unmoderated usability testing of wireframes) to gain a better understanding of their reliability.
This is the monthly meeting of the UX community of practice at Harvard.
We have a special guest joining us this time:our new UX Architect, Mike Lawrence. Mike is in the HUIT Architecture and Engineering group, and comes to us with an extensive and varied background in UX. He’ll talk to us a little bit about his background and maybe even some thoughts about the new role he’s taking on.
Harvard Library is building out a grant-funded usability lab/user research center space this summer. It will be initially used by library staff for research, but our plan is to, eventually, make it available for any staff at Harvard to use in support of UX work.
The CIO Council at Harvard University, in conjunction with the Center for Digital Education, an external national research institute specializing in higher education technology trends, will host the Fifth Annual IT Summit at Harvard University on June 4, 2015. This event offers an opportunity for a broad gathering of colleagues – University IT staff, key partners, and faculty – to come together to discuss technology trends, innovations, and best practices in administrative, instructional, and research computing technology.
During this event, Harvard faculty and staff will present on...
Refresh Boston is proud to announce that it will host Global Accessibility Awareness Day on March 21 at Fresh Tilled Soil’s offices in Watertown. GAAD started in 2011; the purpose is to get people talking, thinking and learning about digital accessibility and users with different disabilities. Over the course of the day, Refresh co-organizers Fresh Tilled Soil and Future Insights will be releasing short videos on Twitter from members of the web community who have made careers in accessibility.