Heuristic Evaluation of MedlinePlus
Overview: This assignment requires students to use Nielson’s heuristics for evaluating the usability of a website. The assignment includes two parts. First, students must identify and define 2 of Nielson’s heuristics that are relevant for evaluating the website. Second, students must propose two problems that can occur with the current design of the website. Students will hand in a written report of their findings for each of the two parts of the assignment.
Scenario: The following is the scenario that you are evaluating to test the usability of a website
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A patient has just turned 65 and goes to the following website to learn about Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage.
Assignment Requirements: You are required to visit the MedelinePlus webpage on senior health and write a report that addresses the following:
Considering a population of older adults,
- Identify and define at least TWO (2) of Nielson’s heuristics that would be relevant for evaluating the website (5 points each).
- Propose TWO (2) potential problems that may arise due to poor design from a usability perspective. Explain how these problems may be countered (5 points each).
The written report should be approximately 2-4 pages long, double-spaced, 1-inch margins, and address the assignment requirements listed above.
Format: Follow correct APA Style 7th ed.. and include all required components.
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Submitting your assignment: Written assignments must be submitted in Blrightspace as an attachment. Assignments need to be written using some type of word processing software (preferably Microsoft Word).