Usability and Software Architecture: The Forgotten Problems

Bonnie John has teamed up with Len Bass to bring usability to the architecture design table as a “first-class citizen” on par with other quality attributes like performance, security, and modifiability; she presents their research, proposed solution, and empirical results supporting the efficacy of that solution. January 26, 2007 lecture …

Improving the Usability of Your Ruby on Rails Applications

This session will explain the importance of usability and teach essential interface design principles for better user experiences on the web. The session will then dive into how to apply these principles in Ruby on Rails code, using a simple rails app to progressively add interface design improvements to enhance …