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Usability in Practice: Avoiding Pitfalls and Seizing Opportunities

Sandra Hirsh

Presented at ASIST 2003 Annual Meeting -- Humanizing Information Technology: From Ideas to Bits and Back (ASIST AM 03 2003), Westin Long Beach, Long Beach, California, October 20 - 23, 2003


This panel brings together experts in usability engineering who draw on their research and experiences to present practical advice about what to avoid when performing usability tests and how to take advantage of opportunities afforded by usability testing.

Two panelists will address usability pitfalls to avoid.

- Randolph G. Bias, The University of Texas at Austin: "The Dangers of Amateur Usability Engineering"

- Barbara M. Wildemuth, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: "Identifying Critical Usability Problems from Discount Usability Testing"

Two panelists will address opportunities available in usability testing.

- Allison Druin, University of Maryland: "The Roles Children Can Play in the Technology Design Process"

- Sandra G. Hirsh, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories: "Application of Usability Findings into Design"

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