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The sites in this section present different
ways of classifying evaluation methods that you can compare
with the DECIDE framework introduced in Chapter 11.
This site is regularly updated
by Keith Instone. It provides many links to sites that deal
with different aspects of web usability. There are links to
guidelines, examples of poor design and other information
that will help you to select which methods to use in your
Usability Methods Toolbox
This site, developed by James
Hom, was last updated in 1998 but it contains many useful
links to sites that discuss usability evaluation methods that
we discuss in our book and offers an alternative framework
for their classification.
Choosing HCI Appropriate Research Methods
This site offers a classification
and descriptions of some key techniques. Graduate Students
at University of Maryland developed this site.
Usability Evaluation Methods
This site groups information
about different methods under three headings: testing, inspection
and inquiry. The information that it provides is very mixed
in quality so be particularly discerning. Suggested further
reading is given at the end of many sections, which refers
readers to the same text, suggesting that much of the information
on this site comes from a limited range of sources. Some of
the good parts include a link to Gary Perlman's site on questionnaires
and good descriptions of inspection techniques.
Bruce Tognazzini's site provides
thoughtful commentary on an eclectic range of topics. Read
it to broaden your understanding of key issues.