Heuristic Review

July 28, 2009

A heuristic review is a systematic inspection of a web-site or application. Usability experts check it against a number of usability standards (‘heuristics’) and determine challenges for successful user-interaction and a rich user experience. A heuristic review can discover up to 70% of user experience problems and is an efficient way of establishing the status quo at the beginning of a project.

    Benefits in a nutshell:

  • Cost effective, quick, and very flexible way to establish user experience challenges
  • Informs evaluation of requirements
  • Informs design of user testing
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