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Bibliography: Usability

  • "The role of Psychological Theory in Usability Inspection Methods," by Cathleen Wharton and Clayton Lewis.
    This is a technical report that describes how theories of psychology play a part in the theory of usability, by explaining the pre-existing aspects of human nature that prompt the user to act in specific, predictable ways.
  • Krug, Steve. Don’t Make Me Think! A Common Sense Approach To Web Usability. Berkley, CA:  New Riders Publishing, 2006.
  • Redish, Janice (Ginny). Letting Go of the Words. Writing Web Content that Works. N.p., 2007.
  • "Ordinary people do this" : Rhetorical examinations of novice web design--Erin Karper.
    This journal and case study examines the processes of Web design and how it has been studied from usability and educational perspectives to unique rhetorical and composing processes. A group of Purdue students were chosen to be studied during a semester of creating Web pages.