Someone asked if I had built a 30 Questions exercise for anything other than universities. Most of the time I do them in my head and don’t bother to write them down. I did put one together for theaters a few years ago, though, so I’ve pulled it out and dusted it off.
Here are my slides from my WordCamp US talk on Web Content as Usability. You can also see them on SlideShare.
If you’re interested in reading or watching more related to my WordCamp US talk on Web Content as Usability, here are a few links to resources adjacent to to the topic. Some are about content while others lean more toward accessibility. Together they’ll fill in and expand on some of the things I mentioned.
This post, in which I get crotchety about faculty micromeddling, originally appeared Jul 7, 2014, on another blog of mine. In it you’ll find the origin story of the 30 Questions.
I developed the idea behind the 30 Questions exercise several years ago after a faculty member took it upon herself to become the university’s marketing department. She discovered the World Wide Web at 9 a.m. on a sunny Thursday morning. By 2 p.m. she was issuing directives as to the design and features of the university’s web site.
This post originally appeared June 30, 2014, on another blog of mine. It tells more about how we came to try the 30 Questions exercise. The order (which doesn’t matter) has changed and a couple of the questions may have been rephrased slightly, but otherwise it’s the same.
Nobody, not even web professionals, can look at a web site for 30 seconds and tell if it’s good. They can tell immediately if they think it’s attractive, and people with an experienced eye can pick out obvious problem areas. To assess a web site’s quality, we have to start by separating the content and function from the presentation.