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Re: Statistics on usability of accessible websites?

From: Thomas Jedenfelt <thjj@rocketmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2003 22:12:58 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <20030423051258.66872.qmail@web13608.mail.yahoo.com>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

Tyresö, 23-apr-2003

Hello Ian,

In Jakob Nielsen's 'Alertbox' of 21-April-2003, he reports that
usability studies shows, 'low-end media forms are superior
to high-end media forms'.
(To help determine Jakob Nielsen's credibility, see his biography
 at above Web site.)

Also, you may want to ask the business managers what evidence,
or experience, they have that would prove 'exciting' design
to be cost effective, or the best ROI (Return of Investment).

It is a question of what goals and purposes the Web resource
has, and how the Web resource benefit the organization the most.
For example, what to give priority to: 'exciting' design or
enabling users to _conveniently_ utilize the Web resource.

It is a decision that the executives may want to be consulted.

Thomas Jedenfelt
Tyresö (Stockholm, Sweden)

Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2003 11:57:05 +0100
From: "SHARPE, Ian" <Ian.SHARPE@cambridge.sema.slb.com>
To: "'w3c-wai-ig@w3.org'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Subject: Statistics on usability of accessible websites?

A common criticism from business managers leveraged at web
applications I've designed is that they aren't exciting enough!!
I don't take this too personally as my own experience has taught
me that the actual users invariably find it much easier to use a
clear, clean and functional web application. However, it's
the business managers who pay for such things and I'm currently
in the position where I have to justify my belief to such people!!
So I'm hoping somebody might be able to point me at any evidence
that supports my own belief that users prefer use a clear, clean
prodominantly textual based web application rather than one that
relies more heavily on images and purely visual effects?

Thanks in advance.


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