Heuristic Based Evaluations

Learn how to conduct heuristic-based evaluations.


Heuristic-based evaluations are one type of evaluation performed by experts. They use rules of thumb or heuristic guidelines to evaluate a design. Nielsen Molich has described ten heuristics that can help evaluators. These heuristics can either be used as is or can be modified according to the application specifications.

Nielsen’s ten heuristics

Nielson’s ten heuristics are:

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