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Fixing Bad UX Designs by Lisandra Maioli

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Heuristic evaluation

Although we cannot consider ourselves as the end-users, we can start with heuristic evaluation. Developed by usability consultant Jakob Nielsen in collaboration with Rolf Molich in 1990, this methodology has the main goal of identifying any problems associated with the design of user interfaces quickly. They are called heuristics because they are broad rules of thumb and not specific usability guidelines.

Here are the Jakob Nielsen's 10 general principles for interaction design:

  • Visibility of system status This means that you need to make sure that the interface always tells the user what is going on, that is, all actions need instant feedback to guide you copy.
  • Relation between the system interface and the real world ...

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