Here are some basic readings to get you thinking about usability:
- Cobus, Laura, Valeda Frances Dent, and Anita Ondrusek. "How Twenty-Eight Users Helped Redesign an Academic Library Web Site." Information Technology & Libraries 44.3 (2005): 232-46. Academic Search Premier.
- Krug, Steve. Don't make me think : a common sense approach to web usabiliity. Que, 2006.
- Nielsen, Jakob. Top Ten Mistakes in Web Design. Alertbox: Current Issues in Web Usability, 1996, updated 2007.
- ---. Usability 101. Alertbox: Current Issues in Web Usability, 2003.
- Nielsen, Jakob, and Marie Tahir. Homepage Usability : 50 Websites Deconstructed. New Riders, 2002.