SWE 205: Software Usability Analysis and Design
Software Interface Evaluation Checklist
Spring 2014

Label the three crucial usability criteria below in terms of relative importance, with 1 being the most important, 2 second, and 3 the least important. It is important that you must not have any ties; this must be a total ordering

Criterion Rank
Time to learn 
Speed of performance 
Avoiding user errors 

Next, tell me what you think the goal should be for the three crucial usability criteria, and what the actual system achieved. Use a time measurement (seconds or minutes) for the time to learn and spead of performance. Use the scale low, moderate, high, and very high, in terms of how important the avoiding user errors criterion is.

Criterion Goal Actual
Time to learn   
Speed of performance   
Avoiding user errors   

The following questions are designed to establish a thoughtful evaluation of a user interface. Answer the questions on a scale of 1 to 5, where 1 is a strong no, 5 is a strong yes, and 3 is neutral. If the question does not apply, mark "N/A". Support your answers in your written report. In particular, any questions that get a "1" or a "5" should be discussed explicitly in your writeup. You can answer questions 7 and 8 in the space provided or in your writeup.

Num Questions Score
 
no
neutral
yes
 

1 2 3 4 5 N/A
1 Is the terminology appropriate and consistent?            
2 Are the instructions clear and consistent?            
3 Is the sequence of displays appropriate?            
4 Is it easy to customize the interface?            
5 Are the error messages helpful?            
6 Is it easy to correct errors?            
7 What specific suggestions do you have to improve this interface?  
8 What specific things did you like about this interface?  
 
trash
poor
ok
good
smash
 
9
What is your overall assessment?
           

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