How usable is your website? - Take the Usability I.Q. Test and rate your site against the top 25 usability guidelines to see how it stacks up.
- Usability for $1.98 - Using a laptop or paper prototype, conduct a "usability-study-on-the-cheap" in the lobby or cafeteria of your building. Ask users to find the three most important items on your website.
How can I get people involved and share what we learn?
Give every participant something for helping. Even an apple or a roll of mints shows appreciation.
Report Your Findings
Photograph the event if you can. Document your findings. E-mail a summary (with pictures) to your web team; the head of human resources; the agency head--and employees. Ask for follow-up.
Inspired by an event held in multiple locations in 2006, led by a team in Washington DC, USA.