Usability (Pt 2)

In Part 1, we looked at the areas of usability and how this should play a part in the concept of the paperless office.

During my research I was limited to the areas of this large and some times complicated Subject but I did carry out a survey to investigate into what areas of the screen are designed for reading.

The main purpose for this is that I mentioned in part 1 of usability with regards to a social degenerative design syndrome.

The main point of this subject is how a product or system has developed in time and designed to how the user has perceived it’s original understanding and usability to how it has grown in scale to the users perception of it’s now usability to it’s originally usability

We all understand the user’s perception of a book; we buy a book to read because we know that we will enjoy reading it. But when we buy a computer we do not just buy a computer to read from the screen .This is just one of the facilities that will be available to use.

We all know that the computer was designed and in time became a necessity especially within the office environment and the next obvious step was the World Wide Web.

When the World Wide Web stared also to become a necessity we where forced to read from a computer screen having remembered that the user perceived perception of the computer in the early chapter.

When the first real experience of reading from the screen to the masses, it was to a certain degree the webpage. The standard web page design has not really changed design since it started which mainly consists of a header, one or two side bars and sometimes a bottom bar but the real main reading area is a reduced area situated within the middle of the screen.

With these thoughts in mind and as time has progressed it is not what the paperless concept has tried to become but with an unforced direct in what the user has perceived before the concept could start.


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A degree in Engineering Management ,who is just trying to make life a bit easier, for anyone who wishes to read these articles. View all posts by martin smith

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