10 Usability Heuristics for UI Design

UI design

Visibility of system status

System informs users about what’s going on.

Match between system and the real world

The system should speak the user’s language.

User control and freedom

Support undo and redo.

Consistency and standards

Follow platform conventions.

Error prevention

Prevents a problem from occurring in the first place.

Recognition rather than recall

Minimize the user’s memory load by making objects, actions, and options visible.

Flexibility and efficiency of use

Allow user’s to tailor frequent actions by making complex tasks fluid and efficient.

Aesthetic and minimalist design

Get rid of redundant stuff, provide only necessary info in an elegant way.

Help users recognize, diagnose, and recover from errors

Each error message should: 1) be expressed in plain language. 2) indicate the problem. 3) suggest a solution

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