user experience

Nearly, Like an Eboy

In answering the question of Quick-UX Usability, "Should I use it?" the sub-category of Accessibility represents one of the more complex components. In understanding this complexity, let's take a look at the Nearly Comprehensive Accessibility of Eboy.

clip_image001Accessibility is the measure of how many differently skilled/abled types of people (including individuals with disabilities) in varying locations (e.g. mobile web) can make use of a given product. There exist many, very thorough, guidelines for determining the degree to which a product adheres to accepted accessibility standards. However, many can be very complex and time-consuming, also requiring the study of a good deal of the underlying code — much of which goes against the goals of the ‘quick’ part of Quick-UX.

Quick-UX

Quick-UX provides for the rapid, simple and quantifiable assessment of a product’s User Experience (UX). In answering the question of Usability, "Should I use it?" the sub-category of Accessibility represents one of the more complex components.

Today, we will look at the second of 2 examples of products with Nearly Comprehensive Accessibility, with a Quick-UX Accessibility value between 0.6 (inclusive) and 0.8.

Nearly Comprehensive Accessibility

Example: Eboy

The Eboy product is a presentation of design firm, Eboy Arts. Often, when it comes to web design, everything beyond the visual and interact is, well, beyond.

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Here Eboy bucks the trend and provides impressive results, with an Accessibility variable value of 0.668, Nearly Comprehensive Accessibility.

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Should Do

While the UseIt product’s areas of improvement lay in the realms of Navigation & Orientation and HTML Standards, Eboy’s efforts are best spent in their implementation of Scripting…

  • 02_eboy_mouseoverThe onfocus event should be used in conjunction with the onmouseover event.
  • When using the onmouseout event, the onblur event should also be defined.
  • The product’s user is best served by using CSS on elements that can be interacted with via keyboard, instead of attaching onmouseover and onmouseout events.

Quick & Usable

Over the next few weeks I will continue exploring the ins-and-outs of a variety of products, and walking through real-world examples of the Quick-UX evaluation of Accessibility

Comprehensive Accessibility [RoundHouse & FAE]
Nearly Comprehensive Accessibility [UseIt & Eboy]
Moderate Accessibility [Borders, Bloomberg & NY1]
Fair Accessibility [CNET & Drudge Report & NBC NY]
Poor Accessibility [GoodReads & Barnes and Noble]

Quick-UX Accessibility Summary, Charts & Data

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Enjoy!

Jeremy Horn
The Product Guy

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