The Many Faces of Learnability

  • 12 May 2015
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
  • Autodesk, 1560 Trapelo Road, Waltham MA

May 12th Program:

The Many Faces of Learnability

with Chauncey Wilson

Is your software easy to learn?Learnability is an important aspect of usability, yet there is little agreement on exactly what learnability is, how to measure it, and the guidelines and principles that design teams should follow to make products and services easy to learn.

In this presentation, Chauncey Wilson describes different types of learnability (for example, first experience with a product vs. expert learning). He discusses methods for measuring learnability, noting issues with some of these metrics. Wilson concludes with a practical discussion of principles, guidelines, and patterns that can be applied to support learnability that focus on both the user interface and learning content.



Chauncey WilsonAbout Chauncey Wilson
Chauncey Wilson is a User Experience Architect at Autodesk, Inc., and Adjunct Lecturer in the Human Factors and Information Design Program at Bentley University. He has presented often at UXPA, STC, CHI, APA, and HFES conferences. Wilson has published several books and chapters on usability engineering, brainstorming, surveys, and inspection methods. He co-authored a chapter (with Dennis Wixon) in the 1997 Handbook of HCI that described how to generate quantitative usability goals (which included learnability along with other usability attributes). Wilson enjoys the role of mentor and always tries to highlight the pros and cons of methods, principles, and processes. He is a member of the Skeptic’s society and enjoys the role of “Chief Skeptic.”

Registration Information

This program is being held jointly with Boston CHI.

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NOTE: This presentation is not available as a live webinar. However, it will be recorded, and the recording will be available a couple of days later.

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