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11-18-2002, 12:12 AM
Hi all ... currently I'm taking a course in school called "Human Computer Interaction" ... it basically deals with GUIs and how people interact with OSs, programs, websites, etc. The course is quite interesting but focuses mostly on software design, not web design. I'm looking for a book on web design usability ... not web design as in coding, but specifically on usability.

So does anyone have any suggestions? I did some searching on Amazon, but wasn't able to find a clear "best" book to buy ... one that came up often was "Don't Make Me Think":


Another was "'Designing Web Usability : The Practice of Simplicity" by Jakob Nielson:


Anyone read either of these? Is there a differnet book that you think would be helpful?

11-27-2002, 09:15 AM
Here are a few web links that may be of some help....

Section 508 requires that electronic and information technology that is developed or purchased by the Federal Government is accessible by people with disabilities.

Using the web site listed below, Federal employees and the public can access resources for understanding and implementing the requirements of Section 508.


WAI, in coordination with organizations around the world, pursues accessibility of the Web through five primary areas of work: technology, guidelines, tools, education and outreach, and research and development.

Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)


The site listed below is a resource for universal interface design and usable accessibility information, they actually have book reviews at this site for books on web accessibility:


Here's a few that deal with color and usability...

Safe Web Colors for colour-deficient vision:


More on Safe Web Colors for colour-deficient vision: