The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing

Testing usability: ‘Experience an index usability test’ at the ASI Conference (Portland, 2009)

The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing (2009), 27, (4), 152–163.

Abstract

Indexers from different backgrounds – technical and non-technical – prepared an index to the same non-technical text. Indexers at the 2009 ASI Conference in Portland were invited to test the two indexes for usability. How easily could they find in each the information they were looking for? The results were surprising.

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Landes, Cheryl