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Links to Other Usability Sites area provides extensive information, articles, and lists of resources on a variety of usability topics.

Provides extensive information, articles, and lists of resources on a variety of usability topics.

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Professional Organization's SitesProfessional Organizations' Sites


  • The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI)
  • Information on conferences, publications, mailing lists, and local usability groups
  • Provides a bibliographic database on human-computer interaction

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES)

  • Promotes the discovery and exchange of information on the characteristics of human beings that are applicable to the design of systems and devices of all kinds
  • Provides information on conferences, meetings, graduate programs, and member services
  • Sponsers a placement service and consultant directory

Society for Technical Communication

  • Provides information on conferences, meetings, employment opportunities, grants and loans, academic programs, and member services
  • Members include technical writers, editors, graphic designers, videographers, multimedia artists, Web and Intranet page information designers, translators and others
  • Conducts a yearly survey of technical communicator salaries and has a jobs database

Usability Professionals' Association

  • Association of professionals dedicated to usability
  • Contact information for usability consultants
  • Events, resources and job listings for usability professionals

W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)

  • The World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C's) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
  • Focuses on accessibility of the Web through technology, guidelines, tools, education and outreach, and research and development

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Government SitesGovernment Sites

NIST Visualization and Usability Group (VUG)

  • Part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a non-regulatory federal agency that works with industry to develop and apply technology, measurements, and standards
  • This group conducts research in information visualization, virtual environments, and human-computer interaction technologies
  • Projects include creating a common industry format for reporting results of usability testing and the development of tools and techniques that support remote, automated usability testing

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Commercial SitesCommercial Sites

Forms That Work

  • Questions and Answers section offers advice on forms problems
  • Contains a selection of papers and presentations on forms design
  • Usability Toolkit contains free usability tools and descriptions of techniques

  • Provides information and resources on the development of user-centered technology
  • Includes data and statistics on topics such as browsers, screen size, resolution, and mobile and fixed platform issues
  • Contains articles by leading professionals in fields such as usability, intellectual property law, user-interface design, and strategic planning

usability first

  • Provides an introduction to usability methods
  • Provides a usability glossary
  • Links to usability resources

  • Sponsored by the British HCI Group of the British Computer Society
  • Contains the latest news, events and jobs in usability
  • Ability to contribute articles and subscribe to email newsletter

Usable Web

  • Collection of links to information about human factors, user interface issues, and usable design
  • Descriptions of each link, multiple organizational schemes (by date, site, topic, popularity), and search engine queries to even more resources

  • List of selected usability Web sites
  • Bi-weekly Alertboxes (, essays on usability topics
  • Based on common sense and extensive research

User Interface Engineering

  • Articles, publications, events about usability
  • White papers on usability topics
  • Training courses on usability

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Academic SitesAcademic Sites

Stanford Web Credibility Research

  • Part of the Stanford Persuasive Technology lab
  • Provides information on current projects underway to study Web credibility
  • Offers links to papers on Web credibility and provides email links to a Web credibility bibliography

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What's New area includes New usability Lessons Learned, More Tech companies see the value and profitability of usability, New W3C guidelines.

Moving Forms to the Web - Thursday-Friday, October 14-15, 2004

Goal Oriented Planning and Testing October 21, 2004

New Research-Based Guidelines Sorting Tool: Sort Guidelines by Importance, Strength of Evidence, and Other Options

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