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Screen Space 22: The Rhetorical Situation Part 2—Purpose and Context

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on June 4th, 2012

This is episode 22 of Screen Space “The Rhetorical Situation Part 2—Purpose and Context.” In this episode, I review rhetorical situation, which I introduced in episode 21. I cover the remaining two key parts of the rhetorical situation, purpose, and context, to help you design and develop stronger websites, blogs, and other digital media, purpose, and context. I wrap this series up next episode with an example of an actual rhetorical situation.

 
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Screen Space 21.5: A Metacast on What’s up with Screen Space

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on March 5th, 2012

[show notes] Welcome to Screen Space, your podcast about creating usable, accessible, effective, and efficient web, blog, and digital media design for the everyday (and non-expert) designer. I am your host, Dr. Jennifer L. Bowie. In this episode I’ll talk about what is up with Screen Space. I am providing only brief show notes here. […]

 
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[Podcast Transcript] Welcome to Screen Space, your podcast about creating usable, accessible, effective, and efficient web, blog, and digital media design for the everyday (and non-expert) designer. This is episode 20 of Screen Space “Usability & Usability Testing 101 Part 6—Analyzing and Utilizing the Results.” In this episode, I discuss what to do with the […]

 
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In order to celebrate the last episode (posting tonight!) of the Usability and Usability Testing 101 series, this week’s tips focus on usability testing. Once you have decided to conduct usability testing on your website, blog, or other digital media, you need to determine who you will be usability testing your media. First, you need […]

Google Usability Study–Example call for participants (and decent payment!)

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on August 6th, 2011

In the forthcoming Screen Space 18: Usability & Usability Testing 101 Part 4— Preparing the Testing, I discuss recruiting and paying participants in usability testing (I’ll post the episode Monday August 6th at 12:01 am). Google, with its huge popularity, doesn’t even need to do their own recruiting. This blog post on a Google usability […]

The second major step of usability testing[1] is deciding what you will test during the testing. This is where you develop your tasks for the testing, but simply pulling tasks out of a hat will not get you the best possible tasks, and thus your results will not be as effective and helpful. To make […]

Tip of the Day: Avoid splash pages!

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on July 28th, 2011

Users do not like splash pages, so don’t make them suffer—avoid using splash pages. Splash pages are those pages that come up before you get to the homepage of the site. When Disney had a splash page, 50% of all clicks on the full Disney site were the “skip intro” link. Yes, one in every […]

[Podcast Transcript] Welcome to Screen Space your podcast about creating usable, accessible, effective, and efficient web, blog, and digital media design for the everyday (and non-expert) designer. This is episode 15 of Screen Space, “An interview with Justin Lewis on ‘Copyleft, Digital Pirates, and Content Creation with Remixing.’” I am your host, Dr. Jennifer L. […]

 
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[Podcast Transcript] Welcome to Screen Space your podcast about creating usable, accessible, effective, and efficient web, blog, and digital media design for the everyday (and non-expert) designer. This is episode 14 of Screen Space, “An interview with Sarah Brown on ‘Personal Branding and Online Identity Construction.’” I am your host, Dr. Jennifer L. Bowie. I […]

 
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Screen Space 12: Usability & Usability Testing 101 Part 2—Selecting Users

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on June 27th, 2011

[Podcast Transcript] Welcome to Screen Space your podcast about creating usable, accessible, effective, and efficient web, blog, and digital media design for the everyday (and non-expert) designer. This is episode 12 of Screen Space “Usability & Usability Testing 101 Part 2—Selecting Users.” In this episode, I discuss the first part of usability testing—user analysis and […]

 
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