Introduction to Volume 16, Issue 4

We are sharing an essay by Bill Albert and Jim Lewis titled “The JUS Top 10 Articles: 2005—2021.” The authors provide a summary of the most viewed articles since the inception of the Journal in 2005. An abstract and brief commentary is provided for each article. The first article titled “Labeling and Placement of the […] [Read More]

The JUS Top 10 Articles: 2005–2021

The first issue of the Journal of Usability Studies was published in November 2005 with Avi Parush as the Editor in Chief and an essay by Jakob Nielsen. That means that with the current issue, August 2021, JUS has completed its 16th volume of essays and peer-reviewed articles by and for usability and UX researchers […] [Read More]

Labeling and Placement of the Logout Button in Mobile Surveys

Abstract As more people use smartphones to complete web surveys, survey designers are beginning to optimize online questionnaires for limited screen displays, determining which design practices and features can carry over to mobile devices. One such feature is a logout button—an action button that allows users to leave the survey, usually saving their information by […] [Read More]

Usability of Access Codes

Abstract Access codes are a series of numbers, letters, or characters provided to a user when there is a level of identification required to gain entry to an online service, such as the claim code for an online gift certificate. The challenge with access codes is that they need to be unique enough that someone […] [Read More]

Introduction to Volume 16, Issue 3

Our May 2021, invited essay is “The Best of Times for UX Research, the Worst of Times for Usability Research?” by Jason Buhle.  He describes how the landscape of usability and UX research has been changing and provides recommendations for increasing the academic and professional standing of usability research.  In addition to the essay, this […] [Read More]