Introduction to Volume 2, Issue 2

Welcome to the second issue of volume 2 of JUS! Joe Dumas, one of the pioneers in usability testing and a member of our editorial board, is offering an enlightening and personal perspective on the relatively short history of the usability profession. In his invited essay entitled: “A Great Leap Forward: The Birth of the […] [Read More]

A Great Leap Forward: The Birth of the Usability Profession (1988-1993)

Download full article (PDF) [Read More]

Heuristic Evaluation Quality Score (HEQS): A Measure of Heuristic Evaluation Skills

Abstract Heuristic Evaluation is a discount usability engineering method involving three or more evaluators who evaluate the compliance of an interface based on a set of heuristics. Because the quality of the evaluation is highly dependent on their skills, it is critical to measure these skills to ensure evaluations are of a certain standard. This […] [Read More]

Usability Evaluation of the Spatial OLAP Visualization and Analysis Tool (SOVAT)

Abstract Increasingly sophisticated technologies, such as On-Line Analytical Processing (OLAP) and Geospatial Information Systems (GIS), are being leveraged for conducting community health assessments (CHA). Little is known about the usability of OLAP and GIS interfaces with respect to CHA. We conducted an iterative usability evaluation of the Spatial OLAP Visualization and Analysis Tool (SOVAT), a […] [Read More]