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Question: What is Heuristic Evaluation?

Answer: Heuristic evaluation was used by Jakob Nielsen in 1990 to describe a type of inspection method, for identifying usability problems of computer software and, in particular, the user interface. Heuristic evaluation is the most informal method of usability inspection methods and ‘involves having usability specialists judge whether each dialogue element conforms to established usability principles. These principles are normally referred to as the heuristics …’...(short extract)

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  • Subject: Computer Science
  • Course: Software Engineering
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 70%
  • Words: 2801
  • Date submitted: October 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2166

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