Articles by Joe Dumas

Dr. Joseph Dumas is a nationally recognized leader in the human-computer interaction profession and is Editor in Chief of the Journal of Usability Studies. He is the author of three books: Designing User Interfaces for Software (1988), A Practical Guide to Usability Testing (1993; 1999) with Ginny Redish, and Moderating Usability Tests: Principles & Practices for Interacting (2008) with Beth Loring. He has published dozens of papers in the popular and research literature, including a chapter on Usability Testing for three editions of the Human-Computer Interaction Handbook. He has held positions in industry - for Oracle Corporation and academia - for Bentley University where he taught in its graduate Human Factors program. He is currently consulting with Oracle on strategic projects. He received his PhD. in Cognitive Psychology from State University of New York at Buffalo.

Editor in Chief Bids JUS Readers Adieu

Five years ago Avi Parush, the original editor in chief of JUS, asked me to join him in that position. I assumed my role would be similar to that of a paper reviewer. But Avi had a strong belief that an editor in chief needs to be more than a reviewer. An editor in chief […] [Read More]

Introduction to Volume 10, Issue 3, May 2015

Our editorial for this issue, by Bill Albert, is “The Fox Guarding the Usability Lab.” In it, Bill criticizes the practice of usability testing your own design. Design agencies, who are hired to design digital products, and User Experience (UX) researchers who follow this practice put themselves in a conflict of interest that can result […] [Read More]

Introduction to Volume 10, Issue 2, February 2015

Our editorial for this issue, by Kaladhar Bapu Korasala and Shyama Duriseti, describes the expansion of User Experience (UX) research and design in India and some of the exciting activities that are now available to students and professionals there. One challenge they address is the integration of UX design into universities that have traditionally focused […] [Read More]

Introduction to Volume 10, Issue 1, November 2014

We are delighted to publish an editorial by Gilbert Cockton on “A Critical, Creative UX Community: CLUF.” In this provocative editorial, Cockton advocates for “a new form of interactive community publication, complementary to JUS, to respond to new creative emphases within human-focused interaction design practices and research.” Cockton refers to this community as “CLUF” or […] [Read More]

Introduction to Volume 9, Issue 4, August 2014

This is an issue you will want to read. It includes three peer-reviewed articles. It opens with a peer-reviewed essay by Randolph Bias, Clayton Lewis, and Douglas Gillan titled, “The Tortoise and the (Soft)ware: Moore’s Law, Amdahl’s Law, and Performance Trends for Human-Machine Systems.” In it, they compare the rapid growth in information technology documented […] [Read More]

Introduction to Volume 9, Issue 3

We are delighted to publish an editorial by Kurt Sillén on “Fast Tracking User Experience Maturity in Corporations—From a Business Perspective.” In this editorial the author shares his experiences in helping move large organizations up the UX maturity ladder. It is particularly insightful to hear his perspective from the business side. He discusses both activities […] [Read More]

Introduction to Volume 9, Issue 2

The editorial leading off this issue is a survey of the state of the user experience (UX) profession in Asia. Zhengjie Liu takes us country by country on a tour of the development and current state of UX. While the growth of the profession came later than it did in the West, the parallels between […] [Read More]

Introduction to Volume 9, Issue 1

We are delighted to publish an editorial by Tharon Howard (and many others) on “The UTEST Community: Celebrating 20 Years of a Safe Place for UX Discussions.” In this editorial the authors provide a fascinating history of the UTEST online community, the secrets to its success, and what the UTEST members think about their community. […] [Read More]