Jared M. Spool

Author: Jared M. Spool

A software developer and programmer, Jared founded User Interface Engineering in 1988. He has more than 15 years of experience conducting usability evaluations on a variety of products, and is an expert in low-fidelity prototyping techniques.

Jared is on the faculty of the Tufts University Gordon Institute and teaches seminars on product usability. He is a member of SIGCHI, the Usability Professionals Association, the Association for Computing Machinery, and the IEEE. Jared is a recognized authority on user interface design and human factors in computing. He is a regular tutorial speaker at the annual CHI conference and Society for Technical Communications conferences around the country.


Publication period start: 2005
Number of co-authors: 16


Number of publications with favourite co-authors
Will Schroeder
Carolyn Snyder
Harold H. Miller-Jacobs

Productive Colleagues

Most productive colleagues in number of publications
Donald McCracken
Michael J. Muller
Jakob Nielsen


Spool, Jared M., Allen, C. Dennis, Ballman, Don, Begg, Vivienne, Miller-Jacobs, Harold H., Muller, Michael J., Nielsen, Jakob (1993): User Involvement in the Design Process: Why, When and How?. In: Ashlund, Stacey, Mullet, Kevin, Henderson, Austin, Hollnagel, Erik, White, Ted (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 93 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 24-29, 1993, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. pp. 251-254. https://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/chi/169059/p251-allen/p251-allen.pdf

Munoz, Richard, Miller-Jacobs, Harold H., Spool, Jared M., Verplank, Bill (1992): In Search of the Ideal Prototype. In: Bauersfeld, Penny, Bennett, John, Lynch, Gene (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 92 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference June 3-7, 1992, Monterey, California. pp. 577-579. https://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/chi/142750/p577-muntildeoz/p577-muntildeoz.pdf

Spool, Jared M., Schaffer, Eric M. (2005): The great debate: can usability scale up?. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2005 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2005, . pp. 1174-1175. https://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1056808.1056868

Spool, Jared M., Porter, Joshua (2005): The Goldilocks Content Framework: identifying just-right information. In: Proceedings of the Conference on Designing for User Experiences DUX05 , 2005, . pp. 3. https://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1138235.1138239

Spool, Jared M. (2005). Seven Common Usability Testing Mistakes. Retrieved 2013-12-02 00:00:00 from https://www.uie.com/articles/usability_testing_mistakes/