Heuristic Evaluations and 'anecdotal evidence' of usability

Hi Folks - following on from the discussion about dialog box design .. just a couple of useful URLs to look at about collecting stories on prototypes.

The original idea for 'interview style' evaluations of prototypes was formalised by Nielsen - who called them 'heuristic evaluations'

A shorter summary of the above is here:

Bear in mind we're not really going to go as far as making questionnaires for people to take concerning each new UI component we create, but it's certainly useful to make notes on what tasks people are trying to acomplish and how the different UI prototypes we create in Jalview perform (particularly for papers and talks on jalview!).



Dr JB Procter, Jalview Coordinator, The Barton Group
Division of Computational Biology, College of Life Sciences
University of Dundee, Dundee DD1 5EH, UK.
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