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 What the directory contains:



The Common Industry Format (CIF) is a standard format for reporting the results of summative usability testing. The zip file in this directory is a set of documents that explains the details of the CIF. There are appendices that show examples, define terms, and provide information for completing a CIF report. There is also a Word97 template of the CIF; most usability folks who use the CIF find this the easiest way to fill in the required information.

When to use the CIF:

After you have completed you testing with users, you will report the results of your test using the CIF.


Submit the completed CIF reports to: cifter [at] (cifter[at]nist[dot]gov)

For more information:

The CIF was developed under the auspices of the NIST Industry USability Reporting (IUSR) project.



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Created September 28, 2016, Updated October 19, 2016