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Laura Coughlan

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10 Usability Heuristics Are they still relevant ?

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10 Usability Heuristics Are they still relevant ?

29 years ago Jakob Nielsen came up with Heuristic Evaluation as a method for usability inspection, they are still widely used today.. But.... Are they still relevant?

Yes... But why?

1.They can help to save development teams considerable amounts of time during early usability testing, so that they can direct their attention to more complex design challenges.

2. It's worth it to use them as a checklist when designing a new product or a feature.

3. The heuristics provide a format that designers can reference to perform a usability audit.

4. By contrasting a project to the 10 heuristics, you can quickly assess whether it's on track to meet the needs of users.

5. By framing projects within the 10 heuristics you can help to ensure that you're covering your bases when it comes to creating designs that make sense & feel natural for users.

Heuristics Recap

Visibility Of System Status

Match Between System and the Real World

Error Prevention

User control and Freedom

Consistency and Standards

Recognition Rather than Recall

Flexibility and Efficient of Use Accelerators

Help and Documentation

Aesthetic and Minimalist Design

Help Users Recognize, diagnose, and recover from errors

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