The relevance of Usability Heuristics for User Interface Design to User experience across device platforms

Firstly, the Heuristic Evaluation is a process where experts use rules of thumb to measure the usability of user interfaces in independent walkthroughs and report issues.

10 Usability Heuristic for User Interface Design are:

  1. Match between system and real world: Show information in ways users understand from how the real world operates.
  2. User control and freedom: Offer users control and let them undo errors easily.
  3. Consistency and standards: Be consistent so users aren’t confused over what different words or icons mean.
  4. Error Prevention: A system should either avoid conditions where errors arise or warn users before they take risky actions.
  5. Recognition rather than recall: Reduce the information that users have to remember.
  6. Flexibility and efficiency of use: Allow users to tailor frequent actions.
  7. Aesthetic and minimalist design: Keep the content and visual design of UI focus on the essentials.
  8. Help users recognize, diagnose, and recover from errors.
  9. Help and Documentation: List concise steps to be carried out, searchable documentation for overcoming problems.

How to Conduct Heuristic Evaluation

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