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Learning more about direct manipulation and reducing the ‘gulfs’

“Direct manipulation” is one of those Human-Computer Interaction (‘HCI’) terms that sounds intriguing. During the online HCI course instructed by Scott Klemmer which I did recently, I learned a bit more about what direct manipulation means. Direct manipulation is a HCI method which involves continuous representation of objects of interest and rapid, reversible, and incremental actions […]

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Heuristics – Finding usability problems in designs (part 2)

In my last post I wrote about the use of heuristics to find usability problems in designs. In this post, I’ll look into the individual heuristic principles in more detail. It was UX expert Jakob Nielsen who introduced these “10 Heuristics for User Interface Design” in 1985 and these principles serve as a great context to […]