Articles by Marilyn Tremaine

Introduction to Volume 8, Issue 1

With this issue, we start the eighth year of JUS. We thought it was time to look back over the first seven years to see if we are meeting the objectives that UXPA established for the journal. We examined the 77 papers that were published between November 2005 and February 2012. We looked at where […] [Read More]


In this issue, we feature two peer-reviewed articles. Libby Kumin and her colleagues evaluated the ability of adults with Down syndrome to perform tasks with an iPad. Previous studies have shown that adults with Down syndrome can successfully control a cursor with a mouse. But the iPad presents the challenge of a touch screen, an […] [Read More]

Introduction to Volume 7, Issue 3

This issue features an editorial by Jeff Johnson and Austin Henderson who argue that the usefulness and usability of software is declining. They point out that there is an increasing number of products that have interactive software integrated into them and that the companies that make those products do not have user experience expertise. The […] [Read More]

Introduction to Volume 7, Issue 2

Introduction Consider the meanings of words. Since language was invented hundreds of millennia ago, the meanings of words have continuously evolved. Importantly, this collective evolution has been achieved, not through premeditated coordination, but rather through exploration and convergence in use. It is a buzzing, booming cauldron of meanings, yielding effective, drifting, locally-coherent yet globally disparate […] [Read More]

Introduction to Volume 7, Issue 1

We are pleased to have an editorial by two of the leaders of the HCI community, Clare-Marie Karat and John Karat. They worked in a research and development group at IBM for many years and have contributed substantially to our literature. They discuss their experiences over the years as the profession and their role in […] [Read More]

Introduction to Volume 6, Issue 4

Issue 4 is the final one for Volume 6 of the journal. I expect that Dennis Wixon’s invited editorial will generate lively reaction. Dennis argues that the usability profession has largely ignored one of the key components of usability engineering: establishing quantitative usability goals early in product development. Those goals can enhance scenarios and use […] [Read More]

Introduction to Volume 6, Issue 3

I expect Volume 6, Issue 3 to be a turning point for the journal. Prior to this issue, the journal had not published any articles that straddled the boundary between the user experience literature and the technical communication literature. In this issue’s editorial, Ginny Redish and Carol Barnum describe how the two disciplines are closely […] [Read More]