Usability Checklist Essay

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Usability evaluation checklist for web sites Use the checklist as a guide to ensure you’ve completed the “mechanical” checks that can be easily overlooked. Navigation & Orientation Yes Current location is apparent Home page link always available Logo is a link to Home page All major parts of the site are accessible from the Home page Site structure is simple & not overly deep Clear search function is available Search is accessible from every page        No        Don’t Know        Not Applicable        Comments Appropriate Functions Yes Key functions are accessible from the Home page Login (if used) is available on all pages Logged-in user can log out from any page No unnecessary plug-ins are used All relevant browsers are supported      No      Don’t Know      Not Applicable      Comments Access to Help & Support Yes Contact information is readily available Instructions are provided where necessary Instructions are brief and accurate No unnecessary plug-ins are used Feedback pages are provided      No      Don’t Know      Not Applicable      Comments From The Usability Kit by Gerry Gaffney and Daniel Szuc © 2006 SitePoint Pty. Ltd. All rights reserved. No part of this material may be reproduced, in any form or by any means, without written permission from the publisher. Report piracy to books@sitepoint.com Minimize Errors Yes Support for flexible data entry (e.g phone numbers accept spaces) Field labels are clear and unambiguous Website is error-free Website does not contain broken links It’s obvious when an error has occurred Errors are highlighted Error messages are clear and useful        No        Don’t Know        Not Applicable        Comments Give Users Control Yes The user can cancel all operations The user can undo operations Page

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