Website Design from the Trenches

Tom Brinck, Darren Gergle, Scott Wood

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

2 Scopus citations


Most website design projects involve small to medium-sized sites consisting of between ten and fifty pages. Such projects require designers to operate on a tight schedule and a very limited budget. With tightly constrained resources, how can we maintain a high standard of design and create usable and useful products? This tutorial presents a practical approach to applying usability techniques in website design. Our design process includes techniques for project management, dealing with clients, sketching and comping techniques for quickly producing high-quality alternatives, and a set of website design guidelines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCHI 98 Conference Summary on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 1998
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)1581130287, 9781581130287
StatePublished - Apr 1 1998
Externally publishedYes
Event1998 ACM Conference on Human Factors and Computing Systems, CHI 1998 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: Apr 18 1998Apr 23 1998

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings


Conference1998 ACM Conference on Human Factors and Computing Systems, CHI 1998
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLos Angeles


  • WWW
  • Worldwide Web
  • design process
  • project management
  • rapid prototyping
  • user testing
  • user-interface guidelines

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Software


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