Cheap and easy usability testing through heuristic evaluation

Published: 10/05/2011 | Modified: 06/05/2014, 1:39 pm

As one of the best-known usability experts, Jakob Nielsen, put it, “Heuristic evaluation is the most popular of the usability inspection methods”. Heuristic evaluation is another one of our future aims at the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia/EURAXESS Portugal. It basically involves testing a website user interface against a set of well-established rules, guidelines… Read more »

Make your information available to all!

Published: 10/05/2011 | Modified: 06/05/2014, 1:40 pm

  As the EURAXESS network is a European initiative supported by many countries and their public organisations, the information available through the national portals in the network should be available to all researchers, including those with disabilities (visual, auditory, motor/physical or cognitive). One of our future aims at the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia,… Read more »

Optimizing the website structure

Published: 10/05/2011 | Modified: 06/05/2014, 1:39 pm

We are considering the use of card sorting, a commonly used technique when you are developing an information structure for a given website. It is helpful when you want to organize content and, for example, build a navigation system that makes the most sense for your users. In a card sorting exercise, participants who are… Read more »

We support the researcher

Published: 09/05/2011 | Modified: 06/05/2014, 1:43 pm

The task of this LoCP is to support the researchers coming to University of the Algarve, offering them support on issues such as opening a bank account, obtaining a visa or social security, or anything else researchers might need when they move to another country. When researchers arrive at the office, we offer a package… Read more »

Visa trouble

Published: 09/05/2011 | Modified: 06/05/2014, 1:43 pm

What can we do when the national authorities in charge of issuing visas demand the physical presence of researchers who are still in their home countries? We were faced with the case of an Indian researcher who had been awarded a FCT grant to attend the University of Coimbra for her postdoctoral studies. To issue… Read more »

The Researchers in Motion day at the University of Coimbra

Published: 09/05/2011 | Modified: 06/05/2014, 1:43 pm

On 2 October 2009, the University of Coimbra promoted an event aimed at bringing our foreign researchers together. During the meeting, researchers had the opportunity to hear about the EURAXESS network of services centres and about the Marie Curie Actions. However, the main purpose of the event was to give them a chance to meet… Read more »


Published: 08/03/2011 | Modified: 08/04/2014, 2:20 pm

Contact details of the institution hosting the BHO   Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) Av. D. Carlos I, 126; P-1249-074 Lisbon Phone: +351 21 392 44 46 Mail: URL website: URL national EURAXESS portal: Bridgehead Organisation The BHO is hosted by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), the funding organisation… Read more »