We knew we needed a top-notch information architecture firm when we tackled redesigning our 6,000 page, ten year old website. The challenge was to develop a navigation system that would make all of our rich content easily accessible and we were amazed at how quickly and efficiently the Usability Matters team was able to accomplish this task. In addition, the well laid-out wireframes made the creation of the site templates an easy task for our designers. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Usability Matters to anyone planning a complete overhaul of a content-rich website. They do amazing work!
Cathy Wing - Co-Executive Director MediaSmarts,
Usability Matters has been instrumental in the design and development of several of our digital properties. Of note was the launch of Slice.ca, where Usability Matters turned around a detailed functional spec, including user testing, with incredible efficiency. In addition to the tactical expertise UM brings to the table, they are capable and confident consultants, comfortable working with all members of the client team and senior management. Working with Usability Matters has always been smooth and productive!
Pary Bell - Vice President Content Canwest Broadcasting – Digital Media,
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Usability Matters over the course of a lengthy engagement, which included intensive wireframe design work and thorough usability testing on a complex e-commerce system. Usability Matters’ specifications were clear and easy to follow, and most importantly, every interaction was carefully and thoroughly thought out. My team was able to work closely with several individuals from UM, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this firm to anyone looking for a focused, intelligent approach to user experience.
We’ve been fans of the Usability Matters team for years. Always professional and highly skilled, their information architects blend easily into our project teams, providing effective IA leadership and authority. Our online challenges cover a variety of business models and audiences in the publishing industry. We can count on UM to analyze the competitive landscape, measure customer needs, and design successful experiences.
Eleanor Russell - VP, Online Channel Development John Wiley and Sons, Inc.,
I’ve worked on several formal and informal usability evaluation projects with Usability Matters. In addition to efficiently-run projects that were always on time and on budget, our team was impressed by the insight that went into the recommendations for resolving issues. Usability Matters consistently outperforms the many usability labs we’ve worked with worldwide. This and that they are just so easy to work with is why we keep coming back to Usability Matters.
Paul Booth - Senior Product Manager Microsoft Small and Midsize Business Worldwide,
We are extremely happy with the work UM has done for us to date. We will definitely work with them again. They are professional usability experts with a lot of relevant experience and excellent client relationship building/management skills.
Rob Purdie - Project Manager VoteWatch,
It was a pleasure working with you on this project. The consultations were invaluable to the success of our project and the great feedback we received was a result of your thorough process and expertise. I look forward to further developing the Web site upon your recommendations.
Pascale Soucy - Communications Coordinator Centre AlphaPlus Centre,
I’ve worked with Usability Matters now on three significant projects, each of which has had different objectives, and I’ve been very impressed in each case. They listened carefully to our needs, provided a cogent analysis of appropriate study methodologies, followed through perfectly on a myriad of details and provided excellent written reports of results and debriefing sessions. These projects helped us articulate the questions we wanted to answer, and the results helped immensely to inform the development of our online user environments.
Martha Whitehead - Associate University Librarian Queen’s University Library,