Heuristic evaluation


Heuristic evaluation is an analytical technique, which is performed without involvement of users. The main goal of this evaluation is to inspect the design of our application in order to find any usability difficulties.

Main advantages of heuristic evaluation are obvious: it is easy, effective and very useful. Moreover, during the evaluation process the most important part is the experience of the user within the design, so after evaluation both design and interface can be modified with focusing on the user.

This evaluation was based on a variety of observations, some of which were explained in previous posts: by me, Laura and Komugi.

There are 10 principles of heuristic evaluation from Neilsen, its short explanation and its implementation to our iCodon application:

1. Visibility of system status (feedback)
The system is changing according to users’ actions. This section represents parts of the application, which inform the user what…

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