Thursday, 4 February 2010

Webpage feature locations research findings

An interesting bit of work done at Wichita State University, where researchers asked participants to mark on a blank browser window where abouts they expected to see certain features - the home link, the search box, and so on.

This grid highlights where most people expect to see a 'Back to homepage' link:

Shaded grid illustrating most participants expected the home link to be top left

Where's the Search? Re-examining User Expectations of Web Objects - article by A. Dawn Shaikh & Kelsi Lenz

Usability news

Usability news is published online twice a year by the Software Usability Research Laboratory at Wichita State University. Lots of great stuff in there, although it can be a little heavy and academic for the casual reader.

Usability news archive

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