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The list of websites and books that follow are resources that were referenced in When Search Meets Web Usability as well as some extra resources.


Website usability

Searcher behaviors


  • The American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS)
    Society for information professionals leading the search for new and better theories, techniques, and technologies to improve access to information.

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES)
    Founded in 1957, this group promotes the knowledge, discovery, and exchange of knowledge about humans (users), machines, and achieving the compatability in design of interactive systems of people, machines, and their environments.

  • Information Architecture Institute (IAI)
    Professional organization dedicated to advancing and promoting information architecture. Co-author Shari Thurow also served on their Board of Directors.

  • Interaction Design Association (IxDA)
    Volunteer organization focusing on interaction design issues.

  • Society for Human Computer Interaction (SIGCHI)
    International society for professionals, academics and students who are interested in human-technology and human-computer interaction (HCI).

  • Society for Technical Communication (STC)
    Individual membership organization dedicated to advancing the arts and sciences of technical communication. Members include technical writers and editors, content developers, information architects, usability and human factors professionals, visual designers, Web designers and developers, and translators.

  • User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA)
    Supports usability specialists, people from all aspects of human-centered design, and the broad family of disciplines that create the user experience in promoting the design and development of usable products. Co-author Shari Thurow also served on their Board of Directors.

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