10 Usability Heuristics Applied to Video Games

PlayerUnknown’s Battleground (PUBG) is a battle-royale game, or, in laymen’s terms, a large-scale player–versus–player shooter game that ends when one winner (team or individual) is the last one left “alive.” PUBG contains dozens of weapons that players can pick up and use throughout the game. These weapons, ranging in type from pistols and melee weapons to submachine guns and sniper rifles, align with real-world counterparts. For instance, the Beretta 686 Silver Pigeon in PUBG mimics a real-life weapon by the same name, frequently used for clay-pigeon shooting. For users with

10 Usability Heuristics Applied to Video Games
Split Buttons: Definition

In complex applications, it is easy to overwhelm users with a tremendous number of options, commands, tools, and controls. Showing a large number of tools all at once is visually overwhelming, and evaluating all the available actions places far too much cognitive load on users. Split buttons reduce visual complexity by grouping similar commands together

Split Buttons: Definition
Touch Targets on Touchscreens

For example, the David Yurman jewelry website included small circular swatches under each product photo on product-listing pages, to indicate alternate colors available for each. Clicking each swatch would update the product photo on the page, so users could preview the color without navigating to the detail page. While this design worked well for mouse-based interactions, the small swatches were far too small (only 1mm or 0.04 inches) for tablet users — attempts to tap a color swatch often activated the link to the product-detail page instead. Perhaps they were left visible just so users

Touch Targets on Touchscreens
6 Rules for Persuasive Storytelling

Along with understanding the terminology of your audience, you need to know what your audience members care about. Are they only interested in how much money the product will cost? Do they have a strict timeline they need to adhere to? These are concerns that will be running through their minds as you tell your story, so you’ll want to ease them as quickly as possible. Focusing on a glitzy UI design when your stakeholders are mostly worried about how quickly their users can navigate through a workflow will make them uneasy and skeptical about your solution. Think of your audience members as

6 Rules for Persuasive Storytelling
3 Design Considerations for Effective Mobile-App Permission Requests

What Are Permission Requests and Why Have Them? An app must request permission before accessing resources such as the camera, current location, or microphone, on the user’s mobile device. The app sends (via the operating system) a request in the form of a modal dialog, asking the user to grant or decline access. Google Translate

3 Design Considerations for Effective Mobile-App Permission Requests



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