Special Thanks to Marilyn Tremaine

Marilyn has decided to step down from being Co-Editor in Chief of JUS so that she can spend more time on other aspects of her long and successful professional career. During her tenure at the journal she has taken the lead in promoting the journal to professionals in user experience and related disciplines. She also […] [Read More]

Introduction to Volume 8, Issue 2

We have a special treat in this issue. John Brooke has written an essay about the history and current status of the System Usability Scale (SUS), a usability questionnaire that has become very popular with user experience professionals for the measurement of perceived usability. John relates why he created the scale more than 25 years […] [Read More]

SUS: A Retrospective

Introduction Rather more than 25 years ago, as part of a usability engineering program, I developed a questionnaire—the System Usability Scale (SUS)—that could be used to take a quick measurement of how people perceived the usability of computer systems on which they were working. This proved to be an extremely simple and reliable tool for […] [Read More]

Use of Card Sorting for Online Course Site Organization Within an Integrated Science Curriculum

Abstract This study provides an application of card sorting to address challenges resulting from curricular change. Card sorting and scenario-based usability testing were used to determine the organization of online course sites for a systems-based, integrated science curriculum. The newly implemented curriculum eliminates discipline-based boundaries and focuses on simultaneous investigation of the biochemistry, histology, anatomy, […] [Read More]