In order to help IEEE.org digital users accomplish their tasks, focus on the guidelines below to create user-centered, accessible content.
User experience is the collective outcome of design, navigation, functionality, ability to satisfy expectations, and much more. Usability is the extent to which a product can be used by intended users to achieve specified goals with effectiveness, efficiency, and satisfaction.
All IEEE.org contributors must uphold user experience and usability optimization as primary objectives for their content and should follow a user-centered design methodology that focuses on users through the planning, design, and development stages of projects.
User-centric pages contain:
Digital accessibility is the ease with which people with disabilities (physical, cognitive, or technological) can understand, navigate, interact with, and contribute to the digital platform.
IEEE.org content should, at a minimum, comply with Section 508 (29 U.S.C. ‘ 794d) and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, Level A. IEEE.org contributors are encouraged to deliver content at higher accessibility levels (Level AA or Level AAA) whenever possible.
All new or significantly redesigned IEEE.org sections or pages must be evaluated for usability prior to launch. Significant redesigns include IA or navigation changes, new functionality or features, and major content rewrites.
At a minimum, usability testing or expert reviews should encompass the following.
Ongoing evaluation/testing should also be part of the monitoring process.