About The Heuristics

The goal of this site is to be a complete compilation of heuristics, to be used in the evaluation of the user experience of digital products. Jakob Nielsen is credited with creating the first list of heuristics back in the 1990’s his list can be found on our site here, other notable lists, Ben Shneiderman and Bruce Tognazzini  can also be found on our site.

We wanted to have one central location for all of these great heuristics and organized by major categories such as “flexibility”, “clarity” and “simplicity”. Additionally you can browse by author. Some of the heuristics have additional information associated with them which can be found on the individual detail page.

For more information on how to perform a Heuristic Evaluation or Heuristic Review please check out our “How To” page .

We would love to hear from you, let us know what you think of the site, is it useful? Are their any additional heuristics that you can suggest?