Literature on Heuristics
Ch 8: Heuristics and heuristic evaluation
The origin of heuristics Heuristics, a form of cognitive strategy, have been studied in discplines such as cognitive psychology, social psychology and social cognition. Heuristics are rules of thumb for reasoning, a simplification, or educated guess that reduces or limits the search for solutions in domains that are difficult and poorly underst...
The Context of Mobile Usage – The Big Picture
There are two schools of thought when it comes to contextual consideration for mobile use and thus mobile design; one is concerned with the patterns of use identified for mobile and offers a useful set of heuristics to consider – the other is concerned with a larger, less well-defined context which may also be valuable to consider when designing...
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Stand on the shoulders of giants and follow international standards
Design can be very subjective. This leads UX practitioners facing criticism and a lack of credibility when dealing with other more scientific disciplines. Fortunately, you can rely on international standards to refer to and easily bridge the gap. The ISO 9241 Standard for the Ergonomics of Human-System Interaction is directly aligned with...
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