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User experience is the collective outcome of design, content, navigation, functionality, and ability to satisfy user expectations as users browse a website.


Main principles

Here are some high-level principles to keep in mind as you create a website:

  • Content must be written for the diverse, international IEEE community.
    This includes clear writing, accessibility, internationalized information, and sites that are responsive to different devices (and bandwidth).
  • Provide accurate, useful, easy to find information.
    This includes all of the quality considerations for accurate, consistent experience and editing, and navigation/linking.
  • Reflects IEEE's reputation as a leader in the professional association space and helps further its mission of advancing technology for the benefit of humanity.
    Includes branding and design, legal considerations, and a robustly maintained family of sites. 

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Usability is the extent to which a product can be used by intended users to achieve specified goals with effectiveness, efficiency, and satisfaction. User-centric pages contain:

  • Key information related to the topic within the page/section
  • The means for users to accomplish their tasks quickly and efficiently
  • Content that is presented in a user-centric, not an organization-centric, way
  • Information that is structured in a logical and straightforward manner
  • Promotions, if applicable, that are presented only after users have completed their tasks

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Digital accessibility is the ease with which people with disabilities (physical, cognitive, or technological) can understand, navigate, interact with, and contribute to the digital.

All IEEE sites must, at a minimum, comply with Section 508 (29 U.S.C. ‘ 794d) and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, Level A. If complete compliance has not yet been reached, you must have a project plan to obtain completion and be actively working to complete it within a reasonable amount of time.

IEEE digital publishers are encouraged to deliver content at higher accessibility levels (Level AA or Level AAA) whenever possible.


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