Usability For The Web And Beyond

Speaker David Walczyk, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science David Walczyk, Ed.D. is an Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science, where he introduced design-thinking and design methods into the curriculum. He has also served as a visiting scholar at the United States Library of ...

Assistant Professor
Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science


David Walczyk, Ed.D. is an Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science, where he introduced design-thinking and design methods into the curriculum. He has also served as a visiting scholar at the United States Library of Congress, a designer at General Electric Research and Development, and a Fellow at the United States National Academy of Sciences where he helped to create the field of information technology and creative practices. Currently David teaches both human-centered design research methods and information design, within a media ecological and depth psychology framework.

Full Description
This hands-on class provides students with a unified method for accessing the usability of digital information. While specific attention will be given to the usability of information on the web, the principles covered will apply to other media as well. The capacity to transfer usability skills (both thinking and doing) to your everyday life in general and your career in particular are our top priorities. Topics covered will include cognitive usability, affective usability, interaction usability, and visual design usability. The process for constructing a formal usability test and dealing with usability contractors will also be discussed.

By the end of this program, participants will:
• Have the skills to conduct usability assessments on their own
• Have the knowledge to develop plans and conduct formal usability testing with their customers
• Understand the benefits and risks of engaging with consultants on usability-related projects
 
Who should attend:
Library and information professionals, archivists and students interested in usability
 
 

When?

Fri, Dec. 17, 2010
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. US/Eastern

How Much?

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Where?

METRO
57 East 11th Street, 4th floor
New York, NY 10003