The Secret of Success
By David Dick, EditorWhat is the secret of success? Benjamin Fairness says there are four essential ingredients to successful achievement:Choose a career you love.Give it the best there is in you.Seize your opportunities.Be a member of a team.Fairness overlooked one…
Online Personal Information Managers: The Cure for a Bad “Outlook”
By Michael Hendry and David Rivers It’s unfortunate, but in order to work with any efficiency at all, I have to try to get my company’s IT department out of the loop as much as possible. So when I wanted…
VA Site Offers Alternate Route
by Basil White Many US federal Web pages seem to prefer automation over creativity to a fault, ignoring opportunities to create useful Web content. Because many federal Webmasters still edit content as one of their "other duties as assigned," it…
Up Close with Tharon Howard: Architect of the Online Usability Community
by David Dick Tharon Howard teaches in the Master of Arts in Professional Communication at Clemson University. When Tharon is not mentoring students, he manages an online usability community called UTEST. At this year's STC Conference, Tharon received the Usability…
Pulse of the Usability SIG
by Whitney Quesenbery, SIG Manager Every Conference is a chance to take the pulse of the SIG and measure the progress of usability and user-centered design within STC. This year was no exception. Here are a few pleasant surprises from…
NCI Announces New Research-Based Web Design Guidelines for Improving Health Information Web Sites
by James Mathews, Senior Web Writer, National Cancer Institute Last month, in an ongoing effort to substantially improve the effectiveness and efficiency of federal government health information on the World Wide Web, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) developed a comprehensive…
Equality of Access: Putting the Content of the Internet within the Grasp of the Disabled
by Kim Weathersby The great irony is that the Internet represents one of the greatest possible solutions for individuals with disabilities. When the materials reside in a digital format (such as HTML) on the Internet, the potential exists for nearly…
Let’s Work Together
by Whitney QuesenberyReprinted from Usability Interface, Vol 7, No. 4, April 2001 I’ve been working with a product development team for over a year and I think the world of them. Not only are they good at what they do, they…
Does Usability Have a Role in Telecommunication?
by Alice Preston and David DickReprinted from Usability Interface, Vol 7, No. 4, April 2001 The theme of this year’s annual conference is "Global Communication Odyssey." Wireless phones, the Internet, and e-commerce rely on telecommunication to deliver service to the customer.…
Read the Instructions
by David DickReprinted from Usability Interface, Vol 7, No. 4, April 2001 My father taught me valuable lessons that I will never forget. He taught me how to maintain the family car, how to fix household appliances, and how to use…