Heuristic Evaluation Purdue Owl Website

An evaluation of the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) website using Jacob Nielsen’s Heuristics.

Skills: Inspecting, evaluating, and determining usability issues related to heuristics in a website. Rating the severity of a usability issue. Suggestions for improvements relating to the usability flaw. Presenting a heuristic evaluation report.

This was a team project.  I individually analyzed the website and noted multiple usability issues. I wrote much of the content for the Executive Summary, Introduction, and Methodology sections. As a team we discussed the severity and categorization of the usability issues.

Full Report

Visibility of system status


Match between system and real world


Design Results


Consistency and standards