Usability methods

There are multiple methods that fit into each of the steps of the user-centered design process. Theses methods can help improve the usability and usefulness of your site. The following table organizes usability methods according to where they take place in the user-centered design process.

Analyze Design Test
Card Sorting

Check Analyze

Check Design

Check Test

Contextual Interviews

Check Analyze

Focus Groups

Check Analyze

Check Design

Heuristic Evaluation

Check Analyze

Check Test

Individual Interviews

Check Analyze

Check Design

Check Test

Parallel Design

Check Design

Personas

Check Analyze

Prototyping

Check Design

Check Test

Surveys (Online)

Check Analyze

Check Design

Check Test

Task Analysis

Check Analyze

Usability Testing

Check Analyze

Check Design

Check Test

Use Cases

Check Design

Writing for the Web

Check Design

Reference: http://www.usability.gov/methods/index.html

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