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Los Angeles - Orange County Web Design: Web Design
This page discusses principles of usability for design and includes lists of Dos and Don'ts for usability in design.

Los Angeles - Orange County Web Design Writing
This page offers writing tips for making web content more readable and comprehensible.

Los Angeles - Orange County Information Architecture
This page discusses practical information architecture for website design, including steps to take for coming up with an information architecture for your site and tips for creating usable navigation systems.

Los Angeles - Orange County Web Design Quality Assurance
This page discusses the importance of incorporating quality assurance into your production processes and offers some areas to cover in your own quality assurance checklist.

Los Angeles - Orange County Website Design Links
This page provides some recommended links to other website design sites with a usability focus.

Web Usability Bibliography
This is a list of published books, papers, and websites discussing usability issues in website design. Law Firm Web Site Design Services

The idea is that, no matter what you're doing, there's a user-centered way of doing it.

Users should be considered throughout the website design process. Usability should not be an afterthought. Testing and fixing a website after it has been built is inefficient and unlikely to produce good results. The best approach to take is to incorporate a model of "pervasive usability" into your design and production process.

The benefits of planning web design usability into your project are:

Increased end-user satisfaction
Increased end-user productivity, success, and completion
Reduced long-term development costs (costs incurred from fixing poorly designed products)
Reduced training and support costs
Return business to improve your competitiveness
A Model of "Pervasive Usability" in Website Design

1. Requirements Analysis
Determine the goals for the website from the perspective of the user and the business.
Determine the user needs and target usability requirements.
Evaluate existing versions of the site.
Perform a competitive analysis.
Perform user interviews and surveys.

2. Conceptual Design
Sketch out a site design and architecture at an abstract level.
Conduct a task analysis to find critical features.

3. Mockups / Prototypes
Rapidly create visual representations (mockups) or interactive representations (prototypes) of the site.
Evaluate usability through focus groups, user tests, and walkthroughs.
Use the evaluation results to create more mockups or improve the prototypes.
Repeat this process (design iteration) until the design and usability goals are met

4. Production
Create the final product.
Evaluate functionality through testing, quality assurance, usability testing, and field testing.
Use the evaluation results to improve the product.
Repeat this process (production iteration) until the business goals are met.

5. Launch and Maintenance
Launch the website.
Maintain and refine with user feedback.
Use the feedback to create new requirements, and begin major design improvements (system iteration).
Evaluation occurs at every stage of the process. Similar types of evaluation can occur at different stages of the design process to keep in mind the goals of the project and the users' needs. And if it comes down to a choice, reduce the scope of the project rather than the usability.

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