Research and determine a set of usability principles that you can use to evaluate an interface.

Task
You are to create a blog on the subject Interact site that addresses the following two (2) related areas:
Firstly, research and determine a set of usability principles that you can use to evaluate an interface;
Secondly, you are to find an online hotel reservation site. Without proceeding fully through to payment, but going as far as you can before that, attempt to book a room by giving a check-in date and a check-out date. Use the usability principles you chose for the first part of this assignment, to evaluate the customer experience of booking a room on this site.
Rationale
This assignment covers the following learning outcomes for this subject:
  • Be able to list and explain the importance of the Principles of Design in HCI;
  • Be able to explain the importance of Usability in interface design;
  • Be able to list and apply the major Usability guidelines to an interface design
  • Be able to create a design for an interface using the Principles of Design;
Marking criteria
  • Research and determine a set of heuristic usability principles, justifying the choice made – 40 marks
  • Appropriately apply the chosen usability principles to the evaluation of booking a room through an online portal – 60 marks
  • Deduct marks for poor spelling and grammar – up to -5 marks
  • Deduct marks for incorrect or no APA referencing – up to -5 marks
Question
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Research and determine a set of heuristic usability principles Comprehensive heuristic that includes the major usability principles and is evidently chosen to best fit the type of evaluation for which it is to be employed Detailed heuristic that includes the major usability principles Thorough heuristic that includes >80% of the major usability principles Adequate heuristic that includes >50% but <80% of the major usability principles Incomplete or irrelevant heuristic that does not include many of the major usability principles
Use the usability heuristic to evaluate an online movie hire site Comprehensive assessment that covers all aspects of the UX involved in the task. Detailed assessment that covers most aspects of the UX involved in the task. Thorough assessment that covers many aspects of the UX involved in the task. Adequate assessment that covers the UX involved in the task Incomplete or irrelevant assessment that ignores or does not comment on much of the UX involved in the task
Presentation, spelling and grammar (-5 marks)
Up to 5 marks may be deducted for poor presentation, spelling and grammar
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