CS 552, Spring 1998

Guidelines on Using Discount Usability Engineering

Derived from Jakob Nielsen, "Usability Engineering at A Discount," in Designing and Using Human-Computer Interfaces and Knowledge Based Systems, ed. G. Salvendy and M. J. Smith, Elsevier Science, 1989.

Suggested by Xinju Wang:

(1) Always use at least discount usability.

(2) For critical software or big project, use traditional methods.

Suggested by Michael Chisholm:

(3) Doing simple heuristic (in the sense of this paper) evaluation with a few important guidelines will help find many of the biggest problems with a user interface.