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Nielson's 10 Hueristics for by Mind Map: Nielson's 10 Hueristics for
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Nielson's 10 Hueristics for

This is just a demo map that you can delete right away, if you feel like it...

User control and freedom

User is able to login using either account created from IGN or social networking site accounts.

Search bar to navigate through the site if unable to find a certain site material.

Content / advertisement confusion

Label the advertisements.

Visibility of system status

User is able to see if the password or username typed is incorrect after trying to login as it will show "The username and/or password is incorrect. Please try again."

The error message does not specifically mention if the username or the password is incorrect

Show if the username or password is incorrect.

Consistency and standards

The colour theme for the website is consistent with the colour red, black and blue.

All the main parts of the website are placed above the websites so it is easy to navigate around.

The red bar of the news flash stops moving when the news is clicked.

Remove the red bar but the news flash with change with time interval.

Match between system and the real world

The different tabs is not represented by symbols, instead they use words.

Use small symbols for each category.

When going back to the homepage, the link is represented by a symbol of a house.

Flexibility and efficiency of use

When editing thread, an editing tool will pop-up and do not have to load to another page.

Aesthetic and minimalist design

The login page contains no unneeded elements except for the red bar on the top. All text, graphics and controls are functional.

All the tabs on the top are not categorized clearly.

Arrange according to category.

Most of the materials on the site are words.

Add some symbols to represent certain content.

The my account links are placed on both the top and bottom of the website.

Only place it on 1 side of the page to make the website more clean looking.

Too much article on the homepage. It is clutterered

Reduce the number of articles with a load more button which directs to another page to show a full list of articles.

Help users recognize, diagnose, and recover from errors

Enables users to cancel the login process if they decided not to login.

When user enter wrong username or password, it does not display as error code.

Help and documentation

There is no small tutorial to navigate through the site after login in for the first time

Add a small tutorial to help users navigate through the site

There is a help button on the boards section.

Error prevention

There is an undo and redo button while creating the thread.

User is able to edit thread once posted.

The tabs on the top are placed closed together.

Add a category with drop down tabs so that there is more spacing on the tabs.

Recognition rather than recall

Most of the links and contents are word based.

Using symbols/pictures will help users recognize rather than recall.