HCI Course Part 6 - Prototypes, ready for testing

This is part six in my series about the Human-Computer Interaction course I took through CourseraRead all my posts for the full story

Assignment 5 Ready for Testing

Goal of prototype

The goal of the mobile app is to simplify vehicle maintenance tracking. Specifically, this prototype focuses on the procedure for entering mileage at the time of filling up the fuel tank.

Before moving forward on our high-fidelity prototypes we needed to enumerate the issues found during the heuristic evaluations. 

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Heuristic Evaluation

One of the wonderful resources shared in Klemmer's HCI course are the articles by Nielsen Norman Group. Specifically, here are three we used to help us evaluate assignments during class. How to Conduct a Heuristic Evaluation discusses how to use a small set of people to examine an interface for usability issues with a list of criteria (heuristics) as an evaluation tool.

10 Usability Heuristics for User Interface Design presents some of the most general principles of interaction design. This list can be a good starting point for what to look for when evaluating an interface.

Severity Ratings for Usability Problems provides a way to prioritize the issues found with an interface.

Next up I'll be using these as guidelines as I search the web to find sites with usability issues.