Heuristic Evaluation

Heuristic Evaluation Template

Use the Heuristic Evaluation Template to assess things using ten principles of good design.

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walt disney
asos
contentful
ubisoft
pepsico
macys
whirlpool
hanes
yamaha
docusign
walt disney
asos
contentful
ubisoft
pepsico
macys
whirlpool
hanes
yamaha
docusign
liberty mutual
wp engine
accenture
bumble
delloite
hewlett packard
total
dropbox
walt disney
asos
contentful
ubisoft
pepsico
macys
whirlpool
hanes
yamaha
docusign

About the Heuristic Evaluation Template

The Heuristic Evaluation Template is a valuable tool used in UX design to assess the effectiveness of a product, service, presentation, or policy. It is based on practical knowledge and experience and relies on heuristics - rules of thumb that help simplify complex decision-making processes. By applying heuristics, professionals can identify potential usability issues and opportunities for improvement.

Daily, we naturally employ heuristics to streamline tasks and prevent complications. Similarly, design heuristics serve as a set of guidelines that help evaluate the quality of a design solution. Through experience, designers have discovered that following ten principles of good design can significantly enhance the effectiveness of a product or service.

So, to create better designs, pay attention to these ten guidelines and use them to evaluate your work. By doing so, you'll be able to identify areas for improvement and enhance the user experience of your design solutions.

Benefits of using the template

  • Utilizes established design principles.

  • Facilitates rapid problem identification.

  • Offers insights without test participants.

  • Reveals areas for enhancement.

How to use the template in Miro

  1. Direct each reviewer to approach each task while considering all 10 heuristics.

  2. Direct reviewers to document any problems encountered during the initial assignment.

  3. Request reviewers to document any problems encountered during the completion of the second task.

  4. Request feedback from reviewers regarding any problems encountered during the completion of the third task.

Setup

  • Discover a project and a compact collection of tasks to assess.

  • Establish a team of reviewers with varied viewpoints.

  • Acquaint everyone with the ten guidelines.

Useful tips

  • Request the reviewers to include their initials on the stickies.

  • Reviewers are not required to provide input for each heuristic.

  • Discourage the generation of solutions at this phase.

Heuristic Evaluation Template

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