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Usability Services

Talk to your users; save yourself time, money, and effort.

Usability and user experience analysis can help you to better understand the people who use technologies or websites you will be procuring or building. By learning why and when your users struggle, you can act to provide a better experience and lower the cost of training, development and support.

Usability Services are available to University of Minnesota teams at no cost.

Include user experience...

In your web or purchasing (RFP) project

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In your web project: Looking at user experience issues throughout your project can help you deliver a product that people will successfully use.

In your purchasing project: Evaluating the usability of the finalist products will help to ensure the one you select is easy to use.


In your curriculum or research

A woman sitting at a computer with a usability consultant sitting next to her.

In your curriculum: Provide real-life exposure to user experience work; we can facilitate a tour of the lab, class visits, or help you include usability in your curriculum.

In your research: Researchers can reserve our usability lab to use eye-tracking hardware and software.

News and Announcements

November 19, 2015

World Usability Day 2015 was a great success! In our 10th year of hosting this free, open-to-the-public event, we hosted over 100 attendees in the St. Paul Student Center theater to enjoy panels and presentations around the topic of "Innovation". If you weren't able to make it to the event, or if you want to revisit something that you saw,...

March 20, 2015

Watch Mark Heiman’s World Usability Day 2014 presentation on this key audience for higher ed web pages. Let’s Face It, We’re Not 16 Anymore: How Teenagers Read (and Misread) Higher Ed Home Pages....

Events

PCMC Program: Speaking Your Users' Language

Thursday, February 11, 2015
1:30-3:00 pm
Location: 325 Education Sciences Building

David Rosen and Nick Rosencrans from Usability Services will discuss the benefits and challenges associated with communicating directly and authentically with your target audience.

World Usability Day

Thursday, November 10, 2016
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Stay tuned for updates throughout the year.