Archive of the
Workshop on Usability and the Web
4 - 5 November, 2002
National Institute of Standards and
Lecture room C, ADMIN (101) Building
Gaithersburg (near Washington D.C.), Maryland, USA
In collaboration with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the National Institute of Standards and
Technology (NIST) hosted a workshop to develop a plan for Web usability efforts.
There are three aspects that the workshop considered:
A number of speakers were invited to discuss usability of
documentation, web usability, and products of various W3C Working Groups.
Each attendee was asked to submit a 1-2 page position paper outlining one
or more activities/approaches that could be undertaken by the group.
- the usability of W3C specifications
- how they affect usability of software based on them, and
- how to improve the overall usability of the Web
The workshop organizers reviewed these prior to the workshop and
requested presentations of representative ideas from selected attendees.
The outcome of the workshop was an outline of plans and
activities that a usability interest group, if approved by the W3C, would
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Last updated: 12/06/2002, W3C Communications Team <firstname.lastname@example.org>, and Paul Hsiao, NIST.