Designing Web Sites and Interfaces to Optimize Successful User Interactions: Symposium Overview.
ABSTRACT Since the Web became widely available in the mid 1990s, it has come to be used by a range of people for many purposes. Effective
user interactions are required for a Web site or product to accomplish its intended goals. Given the user-intensive nature
of the Web and the many usability issues associated with performing tasks on the Web and with mobile devices, it is important
for designers and researchers to understand issues that relate to how to optimize interfaces for the Web design and other
systems involving human-computer interaction. This symposium is devoted to issues involved in the design of Web sites and
interfaces to promote successful user interactions.
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ABSTRACT: This paper describes ten of the most common mistakes, from a human-factors or usability perspective, in presenting information on the web. The ten mistakes are: (1) burying information too deep in a website, (2) overloading pages with too much material, (3) providing awkward or confusing navigation, (4) putting information in unexpected places on the page, (5) not making links obvious and clear, (6) presenting information in bad tables, (7) making text so small that many users cannot read it, (8) using color combinations for text that many users cannot read, (9) using bad forms, and (10) hiding (or not providing) features that could help users. Examples are included for each mistake, as is an explanation of why the usability evidence shows that it is a mistake, and what can be done to avoid it.08/2002;