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Web Usability Logging: Tools and Formats



John V. Cugini


Systematic usability studies of web-based applications require software tools and data standards to support both the capture and representation of users' activities. Web logging tools can be based within the browser, the website, or the underlyingserver. We compare the advantages and costs of these strategies. Logging tools produce logfiles, which must then be analyzed by the usability engineer. A common format for such logfiles would greatly facilitate information exchange and enable common software for presentation and analysis.
Tools to Support Faster and Better Usability Engineering Workshop


logfiles, logging, remote testing, usability


Cugini, J. (2000), Web Usability Logging: Tools and Formats, Tools to Support Faster and Better Usability Engineering Workshop, [online], (Accessed May 28, 2024)


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Created August 15, 2000, Updated February 17, 2017