It’s a matter of perspective – Bear with me!

A few weeks back i attended a Speed Awareness Course, and learnt huge amounts about Road Safety and will certainly mind my speed from now on. After all there is no excuse i can think of that i would be happy to hear if someone hit my kids or my family through speeding.

Anyway, as a group we watched a very good video, which i am going to share with you. BUT i want you to consider the topic of usability or websites and services – i know a big change from road safety but the video will highlight some interesting points.

Now you must follow the instructions on the video for the effect to be realised.

The great thing about this for me is that, it just goes to show that even a few extra people to view your site, services or product, will benefit the usability. If you are measuring or testing your own stuff, without any external perspective even from other people in your organisation – you will – like the video only be looking at the white team. You will miss the Bear.

If you are interested in finding out more about usability for public sector websites then i suggest you check out – Public Sector Web Usability Boot Camp: One Day to Better Usability. I am unable to attend, but it looks like such a great day and i look forward to catching up via the #psfbuzz tag on twitter.

PLEASE NOTE: I am not on commission, I just think this is a good event about usability, there are other events and organisations who provide usability training and awareness and a search in google will provide you with many options.