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  • Design and Testing: Cancer Information on Handhelds

    Providing cancer information on handheld wireless devices such as Palm and Pocket PCs presents new challenges to designers and usability professionals. This case study evaluates the process from recruitment to testing to screen designs.

  • Usability and Mobile Devices

    Find out what factors influence performance on mobile and what is further needed from the research community.

  • Eyetracking and Web site Design

    Find out what areas of a page, based on eye tracking, are grabbing a user’s attention and the areas that are being ignored and how a user searches for information.

  • Color Blindness & Web Design

    Learn about the benefits and challenges of designing color-friendly sites, and which colors work best.

  • Adaptive Web-Based Learning Environments

    There is a significant increase in online learning.  Learn about the technical approaches to educational system design, learner characteristics, and more.

  • Developing an Online Form

    Creating an online form can present developers with many challenges. This case study reviews how a paper-based form was taken through the usability engineering process to develop a functional online version.

  • AvantGo Development

    NCI explores AvantGo Enterprise 4.2 Solution, which provides a platform to deliver Internet content onto handheld wireless devices such as Palm and Pocket PCs.

  • LiveHelp Instant Messaging

    LiveHelp, NCI's instant messaging service, is a pilot program that provides search and navigation support for users of NCI Web pages. The program is being piloted to evaluate the efficacy and efficiency of instant messaging to facilitate access to cancer information.

  • Designing Educational Booklets for the Web

    Get the lessons learned based on the results of usability tests on two booklets from the National Cancer Institute that were transferred from print to the Web.

  • Credibility

    Users are becoming more skeptical of the information they find online. Learn about the factors impacting your website's credibility.

  • Building Trust

    Online trust is important whether you are trying to distribute information or initiating online business transactions.  Find out how to design with trust as a consideration.

  • Organizing Content on Web Sites

    Create an information architecture that represents your content and label the links to make that content easy to find.

  • The Impact of Aesthetics on Attitudes Towards Websites

    A user's perception of a website can evoke a wide range of emotions and attitudes. These impact the user's attitude towards the site's content, advertised products, company, credibility and site usability.

  • Web Usability and Aging

    Find out what you need to consider when desiging a site used by seniors.

  • Redesign of the CancerNet Web Site

    Learn about the lessons learned from the CancerNet redesign. CancerNet provides current and accurate cancer information from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research.

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