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User Experience Re-Mastered by Chauncey Wilson

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CHAPTER 12. Inspections of the User Interface
Debbie Stone, Caroline Jarrett, Mark Woodroffe and Shailey Minocha
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User interface inspections are the most commonly used tools in our efforts to improve usability. Inspections generally involve examining a user interface against a set of user interface standards, guidelines, or principles. This chapter describes heuristic evaluation, a method invented by Jakob Nielsen and Rolf Molich that was meant to be simple enough for developers and other members of a product team to use with limited training.
The primary goal of a heuristic evaluation is to reveal as many usability or design problems as possible at relatively low cost. A secondary goal of the heuristic evaluation is to train members ...

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