Tuesday, August 15, 2006

A break in the madness

The ol' blog has had to take a back seat for a few weeks -- a new job, home maintenance emergencies and typical summer time demands have severely restricted my "think" time.

It may be a few more weeks before I truly get back into the swing, though material for the fall looks extrmemely promising -- Universal Design (design for the elderly, children, handicapped and Section 508) and Medical Informatics (not sure what exactly that means yet) beckon from September through December.

In the meantime . . .

I came across a good article from Lanford and Hubscher (2000) about the facets involved in establishing trust in e-commerce enviroments (and how usability plays into it):

A trustworthy web site should therefore attempt to minimize the amount of uncertainty involved in the user’s decision making. Furthermore, if a decision can be postponed or even altogether omitted, the need for trust, and thus, risk, can be even more reduced.

Hope the summer is going well.

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