The New Analysis and Usability Section

clock February 27, 2014 17:42
If you're interested in user-centered design, you'll want to check out the new Analysis and Usability section on EERE's Communication Standards website. The new content includes an overview on user-centered design, a PDF handbook full of techniques for doing user-centered design projects, and example templates to help you plan your project. [More]

Learn about Usability and User Research Tools that are Available for EERE Use

clock March 7, 2011 18:51
Recently, we've talked a lot about tools that can be used to test the usability of our EERE websites and learn more about our website users. As you know, EERE's Technology Advancement and Outreach office has recently made four online usability tools available for use by EERE programs: Survey Gizmo, Crazy Egg, Web Sort, and Tree Jack. [More]

Today is World Usability Day – How will YOU Celebrate It?

clock November 12, 2009 12:57
Across the world, designers of everything from cell phones to Web sites are celebrating World Usability Day today. Founded in 2005 as an initiative of the Usability Professionals' Association, World Usability Day is an annual event highlighting the importance of good design and ease-of-use in everyday products and services, including government Web sites.

Today is the day to commit to making your site or application more usable over the coming year—you can start by setting up a free usability consult with Wendy Littman ( or 301-525-7521), or read on for other simple ideas. [More]