Usability testing is usually perceived as time-consuming & cumbersome. Many designers and developers skip it altogether. Hence, we need to redesign usability testing itself. We need a test that is as precise as possible with minimal effort.
We've done research on usability for the past five years; and from
the essence of that research have created the U
Score. It intends to measure usability based on as few questions
as possible that the designer/developer can answer themselves in
case they don't have the chance to conduct a regular usability test.
We try to keep the necessity to ask other people at a minimum
(which, however, can't be completely eliminated).
The U Score is mainly based on the research papers
Towards Metric-based Usability Evaluation of Online Web Interfaces
S.O.S.: Does Your Search Engine Results Page (SERP) Need Help?
Inuit: The Interface Usability Instrument
by Speicher et al. In case a question is also based on a different
source, it's referenced in terms of a footnote.
Towards Metric-based Usability Evaluation of Online Web Interfaces. In Mensch & Computer Workshopband.
S.O.S.: Does Your Search Engine Results Page (SERP) Need Help?. In Proc. CHI.
Inuit: The Interface Usability Instrument. In Proc. DUXU.
What is Usability? A Characterization based on ISO 9241-11 and ISO/IEC 25010. Technical Report CSR-15-02, Chemnitz University of Technology.
Web Aesthetics and Usability: An Empirical Study of the Effects of White Space. In Intl. Journal of E-Business Research, 8(1).