Csilla HERENDY PhD

Mother, UX, and researcher in Budapest, Magyarország

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The focus of my interest is communication in general, and more specifically online communication, website usability research.

The main area of my research are web usability and different testing methods, with a special emphasis on eye-tracking.
I have been teaching at Corvinus University since 2000, and I have been adjunct professor at the National University of Public Service since 2011. Subjects I teach at the university: Online communication, Communication theory and practice, External Communication, Visual Communication, Non-verbal communication, Presentation Techniques, Public Relations.

In the autumn of 2011, I was visiting professor and researcher at the Department of Communication of the University of Bologna. I gave lectures in “Website usability and usability research methods”, and conducted scientific research on the websites of Bologna, Saragozza and Emilia-Romagna.
In addition to teaching, I participate in research related to usability. Most of the time I work with simple usability tests, user interviews, paper prototyping test, or use eye tracking method. Some of my works and research projects: Hungarian governmental portal magyarorszag.hu (eye tracking research), the websites of the city of Bologna and the province of Emilia-Romagna, WWF, Toshiba, Ringier, Invitel, Telenor, OTP.

I defended my doctoral thesis in 2012, in the theme of scientific methods for studying usability.

I live in Budapest with my husband and my little children: Peti and Lizi.

Some of my publications:

...EN
How to Research People's First Impressions of Websites? Eye-tracking as a Usability Inspection Method and Online Focus Group Research. Springer, Berlin, 2009.
Cognitive schemas @ website usability. Europes Seventh Information Architecture Summit, 2011.
Thinking about semantic web. Warsawa, 2010.

How To Research People’sExpectations of Websites? MentalModels and ParticipatingObservation as UsabilityInspection Methods2018.

...HU
Website usability a közigazgatásban (Médiakutató)

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