Thought I would share a candid look at Jacob Nielsen’s ten usability heuristics for User Interface Design as it relates to my life. The application/system is the world I live in and I am the user. This is how I relate with my interface.
Visibility of system status
Mainly activated by the question “How are you doing?”.
Match between system and the real world
Give enough people compliments and you will eventually get one back. Same goes for smiles.
User control and freedom
No real Undo button in life, more like manage the consequences of your actions.
Consistency and standards
I love to keep my word to friends and family no matter if it hurts me.
I listen to my elders.
Recognition rather than recall
I try as much as possible to remember people’s names but remember faces better.
Flexibility and efficiency of use
Don’t mind change. Opens up new opportunities.
Aesthetic and minimalist design
I have a simplistic style of dressing. I love my blacks, whites and grey.
Help users recognize, diagnose, and recover from errors
I share my two cents with whoever is willing to listen.
Help and documentation
I will write a book one day.