WICS (Words, Ideas, Clicks, Screens) is a usability score for web software created by Steve Burge from ostraining.com. The article compares WordPress, Joomla and Drupal – the big 3 open source content management systems.
Steve scores each task based on 4 criteria:
- Words: How many new or unusual words must the user learn?
- Ideas: How many new or unusual ideas must the user learn?
- Clicks: How many clicks must the user make?
- Screens: How many screens must the user visit?
No scoring system is perfect but I like Steve’s approach. It’s worth reading the article, WordPress also does pretty well in the scoring too