Yes, make the students think

Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability by Steve Krug and Roger Black is a fast and easy look at Web usability with some excellent resources that can be adapted for classroom activities. The “trunk test” in chapter 6 is particularly appealing as a classroom activity. It gives you some common elements and common vocabulary to describe what user’s expect and need in Web usability. This information can be used to analyze the usability of student projects or favorite Internet sites.

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