Usable Buildings: purpose and principles
Our target audience is primarily:
- The material presented here is mainly concerned with building performance evaluation, with an emphasis on merit-worthy building case studies.
- Links normally go to pdf files, most of which are immediately viewable and downloadable. In the rare cases that material is behind a paywall, you will be taken to the vendor's website.
We aim for:
- design and construction practitioners
- building users.
We use coding and stylesheet resources provided by open-source Tachyons.
- Independence, with nothing sponsored, no advertisements, no tracking, no log-ins, no passwords, nothing malicious. Secure connections (https://) to external sites.
- Fast response on-screen and in dealing with queries.
- Commitment to the principles of usability.
- Thoroughly-researched, accessible and useful content.
- Regular updates, at least weekly.
- Commitment to ethical web practices Notes by Tim Berners-Lee
- Some kind of relationship with our users. We like to know who is using the site, and try to develop some kind of dialogue.
- Low overheads and dependencies, to help guarantee that the resource survives as an archive.
- Three clicks will normally take you to substantive content.
Typefaces: Home page: Avenir; Content pages: Inconsolata.
- There are no drop-down menus, and scrolling is kept to the minimum.
Our thanks to Peter Cook. See also Creative Data Visualisation.