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 Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
SPACE, University of Hong Kong
Wagga 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

Grading System



One session


School of Information Studies

Enrolment Restrictions

Not available to students who have completed INF320 or INF525

Incompatible Subjects

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.


This 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


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.