Category: Technology

This Looks Familiar: Usability Heuristic #6

The User Interface should be designed in such a way that there are as many hints as possible for what a user needs to do next.

User, Save Thyself! Usability Heuristic #5

You cannot design anything to prevent every possible error. But designing to eliminate every possible error should not be the goal.

Consistency is Key – Usability Heuristic #4

The idea behind this consistency guideline is that users should never have to guess how an icon, button or procedure will work on various places in the system.

I Didn’t Mean It! Usability Heuristic #3

We are human and we all screw up from time to time. The nice thing about technology is that you often have the option to undo your mistakes.

The Real World: Usability Heuristic #2

Staff will have to adjust to use the system. But there is no need to make it as difficult as possible.

Status Report! Usability Heuristic #1

The first usability heuristic defined by Dr. Jakob Nielsen is in many ways one of the most basic: Visibility of System Status.

Usability: What the Heck are Heuristics??

Usability Heuristics are principles that software designers should keep in mind when designing or re-vamping software, websites or applications. Over the next few weeks, we will take a deep dive into each of them.