IE Lab workshops are customizable based on your needs and experiences. Workshops can be provided at your place of business or at the IE Lab on the MU campus. Faculty and student practitioners share their knowledge on conducting a usability studies. Plus, you’ll get hands-on training to see how these studies are conducted in real settings.
Our workshops deal with the “big picture” of usability and its importance in our lives. We cover a variety of usability methods including Think Aloud, Task Analysis and Information Horizons. You’ll learn how to design your own studies and get hands-on training with usability software.
This one day usability workshop conducted at the
2008 ASIS&T Conference included:
• Application of usability software in user studies
• Task analysis
• In-depth interviewing with Think Aloud protocol
• Focus group data collection
• Review of advanced research designs
Please contact Neeley Current at (573) 884-2986 if you would like us
to conduct a usability workshop for your organization.
This course focuses on the use and adaptation of existing Human-computer Interaction theories and research to a range of problems that an interface designer may face. Human-computer interaction is a discipline concerned with the design, evaluation, and implementation of interactive computing systems for human use and with the study of major phenomena surrounding these systems. HCI is an evolving science and the course points the way to acquiring continuing information on the field and also provides groundwork for understanding future applied research papers in the field. The course surveys the techniques available in the discipline, demonstrates where and when they are applicable, and proceeds to demonstrate via a combination of scientific theory understanding and modeling. The course investigates a wide range of psychological theories beginning with organizational behavior approaches to understanding work and workflow within organizations. It also covers new design methods and techniques available and the new conceptual mechanisms used in HCI such as metaphors for describing user interaction.
Students will learn the basic concepts of interaction design, then focus on usability engineering and prototyping principles to support the design process for learning and performance based technologies.
Among the important tasks of information professionals is a need to identify, analyze and model the users of information. In this course the students will be introduced to the theories and techniques of human information behavior that have emerged within the field of library and information science. The students will also learn about how the study of human information behavior relates to other fields, such as education, psychology, decision-making, and communications.
The students will be introduced to the theories and methods of human information behavior research that have emerged within the field of library and information science. They will also learn about how the study of human information behavior relates to other fields, such as education, psychology, decision-making, and communications. NOTE: The description will change each time someone else teaches this course.
This course covers the concepts and methods important for evaluating whether or not library information services and related information systems are created with the users in mind. The course topics are based on Jacob Nielsen’s work on usability engineering and evaluation with an emphasis on web-based information environments. The course is a mix of conceptual and practical aspects.