Tuesday, September 19, 2006


As I grade your bias flyers please start the usability work.

1. Read the following article. Save it in your favorites. You will use it much more shortly.
Web Usability Guidelines.

2. Skim this basic article about usability and cellphones.
Cell Phone usage

3. Start a MS Word Document. Save it in class projects (bschneiderusability). Using your google skills please find definitions for the following words or concepts. Cite your source!

web usability
search engine

4. Using google to search for information please summarize the following issues in terms of both usability and bandwidth. (cite your sources)

Describe the web usability issues at a science station in Antartica. (try this site)
Describe the web usability issues with a PDA device or phone.
Describe the web usability issues with someone who has an older computer that does not include some modern programs like Flash.

5. Using your knowledge of technology history timeline the progression of communication technology. Start with fire (smoke signals) and move to todays internet based cellphones. Include items like radios, newspapers, etc...

6. Save file. Include all proper citations. Put name/period on and print.