Research-based Web Design & Usability Guidelines

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Government Printing Office, 2006 - Computers - 267 pages
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Although recent findings show the public increasingly interacting with government  Web sites, a common problem is that people can’t find what they’re looking for. In other words, the sites lack usability. The Research-Based Web Design and Usability Guidelines aid in correcting this problem by providing the latest Web design guidance from the research and other forms of evidence.    This unique publication has been updated from its earlier version to include over 40 new or updated research guidelines, bringing the total to 209. Primary audiences for the book are: Web managers, designers, and all staff involved in the creation of Web sites. Topics in the book include: home page design, page and site navigation, graphics and images, effective Web content writing, and search. A new section on usability testing guidance has been added.   Experts from across government, industry, and academia have reviewed and contributed to the development of the Guidelines. And, since their introduction in 2003, the Guidelines have been widely used by government, private, and academic institutions to improve Web design.  
  

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User Review  - Karl - Goodreads

Indispensable, comprehensive, if at times dated, list of heuristics with ratings for level of importance against evidence to support the heuristic (many heuristics being apparently plucked out of some web guru's arse). Read full review

Contents

Introduction Summary and Conclusions
3
Cardiovascular Diseases from Exposure to Secondhand Smoke 25
8
Preparation of the Report
9
Chapter
10
Respiratory Effects in Adults from Exposure to Secondhand Smoke
15
Methodologic Issues
17
Confounding
22
Chapter 2
29
Respiratory Symptoms and Prevalent Asthma in SchoolAge Children
310
Childhood Asthma Onset
355
Atopy
375
Conclusions
400
Cancer Among Adults from Exposure to Secondhand Smoke
422
Chapter 7
423
Summary of New Epidemiologic Studies on Lung Cancer and Secondhand Smoke Exposure
434
Conclusions
445

Evidence of Carcinogenic Effects from Secondhand Smoke Exposure
30
Mechanisms of Carcinogenesis of Secondhand Smoke
42
Mechanisms of Respiratory Tract Injury and Disease Caused by Secondhand Smoke Exposure
46
Atherosclerosis
57
Evidence Synthesis
64
Assessment of Exposure to Secondhand Smoke
83
Assessment of Exposure to Secondhand Smoke
85
Exposure Models
96
Summary of Atmospheric Markers and Exposure Models
99
Protein and DNA Adducts 222
112
Conclusions 225
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Prevalence of Exposure to Secondhand Smoke 227
127
Conclusions
158
Critical Exposure Periods for Reproductive and Developmental Effects 269
165
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
180
Preterm Delivery 294
194
Cognitive Behavioral and Physical Development
210
Conclusions
242
Respiratory Effects in Children from Exposure to Secondhand Smoke
257
References
259
Middle Ear Disease and Adenotonsillectomy
292
Other Cancer Sites
446
Conclusions
484
References
498
Stroke
527
Introduction
539
Lung Function
553
Control of Secondhand Smoke Exposure
569
Control of Secondhand Smoke Exposure
571
Smoking Restrictions in Public Places and Workplaces
578
Private Sector Workplace Smoking Restrictions
587
Attitudes and Beliefs About Secondhand Smoke
588
Policy Approaches
598
Household Smoking Rules
616
Smoking Restrictions in Institutional Settings
626
Legal Approaches
634
Technical Approaches
635
Conclusions
649
A Vision for the Future
667
Index
685
Conclusions 224
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