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June 19, 2010
by Graham
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Why is Usability Important?

Usability plays a significant role in our lives. Everyday tasks such as driving a car, watching TV or filling out a form involves usability in some way. As technology becomes more complex and diverse, there is a greater need to ensure that users are able to operate it. Human computer interaction principles have existed for decades for the design of traditional software applications. However, there are several significant differences between traditional software interfaces and designing for the web. Web designers do not have the luxury of knowing where the user will be when surfing the Internet. They may be sitting at home on a desktop computer, travelling on a train or sitting in an crowded cafe. Find out why website usability is so important. Continue reading