INF459 Web Usability (8)


This subject explains the importance of web usability in the design and development of a website. It explores user behaviour, user needs, information use, website information content, design factors and user issues to be considered when undertaking a web project.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: INF459
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Information Studies

Enrolment restrictions

Not available to students who have completed INF320 or INF525
Incompatible subject(s)
INF320 INF525

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • demonstrate familiarity with a range of web evaluation methods;
  • be able to facilitate access, information retrieval and information delivery on the web;
  • be able to evaluate different aspects of web interface design; and
  • be able to select web features that will increase website usability in terms of user-friendliness, effective information retrieval and effective information delivery.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Introduction to web usability
  • Factors to consider in web design - people, information and processes
  • Evaluating web usability
  • Organisational mission, objectives and users
  • User needs analysis within an organisational context
  • Relationship between web information usability, web design and development


The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 25 August 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.