Eight Golden Rules

A comparison of different applications to the eight golden rules

Reviewer Is consistent Caters to universal usability Offers informative feedback Provides dialogs that yield closure Prevents errors Permits easy reversal of actions Offers support for internal locus of control Reduces short-term memory load Total Scores
Microsoft Word DH 4 4 4 5 4 5 2 4 32
Google Search Engine DH 5 5 5 3 5 5 5 5 38
Gmail DH 5 5 4 5 5 4 5 4 37
iPhone 3.0 DH 5 4 2 2 3 4 2 5 27
Cisco IOS JMD 5 1 2 4 2 2 5 1 22
Google Earth JMD 5 3 3 4 3 5 5 5 33
Notepad JMD 5 4 1 5 1 2 5 5 28
Wikipedia JMD 5 4 3 4 4 5 5 4 34
Internet Explorer 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 5 31
Xbox 360 Interface 5 4 4 4 4 5 4 4 34
TomTom SJU 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 40
iPhone Maps SJU 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 40
iPhone Clock SJU 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 40
mIRC SJU 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 10
iTunes 5 5 4 5 5 4 4 5 37
iTunes JH 5 5 4 4 4 3 4 5 34
Ventrilo 4 4 3 5 3 5 5 3 32
Microsoft Excel 3 3 4 5 3 5 5 4 32
Pro Tools 3 4 5 3 2 5 5 2 29
Myspace Music 5 3 4 4 3 3 5 5 32
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