Participatory Heuristic Evaluation (PHE) is an extension of the traditional Heuristic Evaluation where a number of design guidelines are applied to a design or prototype by usability experts. PHE uses the same techniques, however users are included as ‘work-domain expert inspectors’. Extra heuristics are added to include the user experience. In addition to the 13 heuristics identified in heuristic evaluation, Participatory Heuristic Evaluation facilitates the checking of
- task flow
- suitability of design to task
- suitability of design to user
- quality of work produced
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