Presentation on Automated Web Site Usability Evaluation


This coming week is a very special one for me as I will be presenting a session entitled “Automating the Web Site Usability Evaluation Process” at the DotNetNuke Web Connections 2011. This conference which is going to be held at the Hamburg University in Germany between the 16th and 17th June provides an ideal opportunity for getting in touch with DotNetNuke CMS professionals all around Europe and the US.

About My Presentation

Entitled “Automating the Web Site Usability Evaluation Process”, my presentation is based on some of the work that I have delivered in my thesis for the B.Sc. CIS Degree with the University of London. I have also presented some of these findings in a research paper which has been published in the International Journal of Human Computer Interaction (Vol 2 Issue 1 – March 2011).

In my presentation I will first provide an overview about web site usability and introduce Usability Evaluation (UE) as the collection of methods that help us in identifying usability problems in the user interface. I will then list a number of factors that are currently preventing web site usability evaluation from becoming a mainstream procedure within web development companies and propose automation of the UE process as a means to overcome these limitations and hence mainstream usability. The presentation will then focus on how automation has been achieved through the development of the USEFul Framework (USability Evaluation Framework) which enables a non-usability expert to conduct usability evaluation with a high degree of success.

I will be delivering this presentation on the 17th June at 12:00 local time (UTC+01:00).

About DotNetNuke Web Connections

Hosted by the DotNetNuke Europe and the DotNetNuke usergroups of Germany and France, the DotNetNuke Web Connections 2011 is an ideal opportunity for getting in touch with professionals within the DotNetNuke ecosystem.

In the words of the organizers, DotNetNuke Web Connections 2011 means:

  • more than 40 speakers from a professional DotNetNuke background
  • more than 80 sessions in two days covering all DotNetNuke aspects
  • technical deep dives for developers of all levels
  • business solutions for consultants and decision makers
  • networking with more than 300 attendees from all over Europe and the rest of the world

And, as a teaser of what one is to expect, here is a short clip, courtesy of XCESS ICT from last year’s event in Paris.

Well, hope to see you there!