AboutRuth has a PhD in computer science. Sometimes she is a university lecturer and sometimes a consultant.
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Like many usability consultants I have spent hours locked in rooms with strangers saying: “What do you think about this web page?” It is boring way to earn a living especially as you often know the answers and could tell … Continue reading
After my first year at university I spent the summer working in a delicatessen in Putney. One morning during my first week, whilst in the middle of carefully carving six slices of Parma ham for some lady’s dinner party, we … Continue reading
Another Apple marketing frenzy has led to the UK bracing itself for the launch of the iPhone tomorrow. The Carphone Warehouse is expecting large queues and Scotland Yard are warning customers to hide their new handsets so that they don’t … Continue reading
[pdf] Designing web usability [pdf] Ensuring web accessibility [pdf] Using software for accessibility and usability [pdf] Usability tools and techniques [pdf] Measuring and increasing website return on investment (Stalker-Firth, R., July 2003)
People are the weakest link in all computer systems. We hear about the best cryptography money can buy: integrity checking, sender/receiver identity authentication, digital signatures, and then someone leaves a list of passwords on a post-it note stuck above a … Continue reading