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At World of Digits, our goal is to deliver consulting services that create outstanding experiences for your employees and your customers. Not just some of them. All of them.

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UX Checklist

The UX Checklist helps you assessing
existing products or designs to spot
usability issues and improve overall User
Experience. This checklist can help you
when running a UX Audit.

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USE THIS METHOD / TECHNIQUE TO

spot usability issues

THIS IS WHY YOU NEED IT

To make sure you did not forget anything.

Your step by step guide to run the method

User Experience

☐     Personalized features: currency, language, country, taxes, delivery options are changed on user’s location or web browser preferences.

☐     Registering provides value to users: A button called ‘Free trial’ communicates a clear benefit, but ‘Register’ doesn’t.

☐     Transparent pricing: prices are clearly displayed, you can have an easy overview of the different features in different tarifs, there are no hidden costs.

☐     Sample content: there is a sample of the newsletter next to the newsletter sign up form.

☐     Website is credible: credible references, credentions, contact details, images of real people are displayed.

Homepage

☐     Clear call for action: users know what to do next and why it benefits them. They understand the value proposition of the site.

☐     First impression: the homepage creates a positive first impression and supports conversion.

☐     Logged in user’s name is displayed on the site: Hello Jack, Welcome mr. Smith.

☐     Major changes to the site, product or service are announced on the homepage: for example changes in the delivery policy or website downtimes / maintenance on banking apps.

☐     Company location and contact information is easily accessible from the Homepage.

☐      There is a privacy policy, in case the site gathers information of users.

☐      Images are relevant and meaningful, no unrelated stock photo’s or models, there are high quality pictures of the product or service.

☐     Site URL works with or without www

 

Accessibility

☐     Alt attribtues are provided for non-text elements, such as images, maps, sounds and video.

☐     Color alone is not used to convey information.

☐     Content is readable without a style sheet.

☐     Flash is avoided.

☐     Links buttons and checkboxes are easily clickable, a user can select a checkbox by clicking the text, not just the checkbox.

☐     There is a site description in the window title, which is easily understandable as a bookmark.

Navigation

☐     Important links aren’t placed in moving features, for example auto-rotating carousels.

☐     Alphabetical A-Z sorting is avoided, it is used only when there are no better alternatives such as grouping items into related groups.

☐     User know where they are on the site, by using breadcrumbs.

☐     Navigation is consistent on every page.

☐     Browser’s ‘back’ button is not disabled.

☐     Links are descriptive, hover effects are used on navigation links, and the titles clearly explains where the call to action leads to. No ‘click here’ links.

☐     Site’s URL is memorable.

 

Search

☐      There is a search bare, in case of a large website.

☐     Search is available on every page, not just the homepage.

☐     Search box is wide enough, so that users can see what they’ve typed.

☐      Search is a form where users can type search words immediately, not a link.

 

Links

☐      Important call to actions are displayed as buttons, not links.

☐     Links don’t open a new browser tab or window, unless it is a .pdf file.

☐     Links are easily recognizable. They look clickable. Text that is not clickable should not be underlined.

☐     Color, visited links color is different than unvisited.

☐     There are no broken links, do a check with a link checker.

☐     Uncluttered product and service information: Information is scannable, images can be enlarged or zoomed in on for more detailed viewing.

 

Layout

☐      Important content is displayed first.

☐     Site is responsive.

☐     Related information is grouped together clearly.

☐     there are minimum amount of pop-up windows.

☐      Consistency. Page layouts are consistent across the whole website.

☐     Pages aren’t cluttered, there is enough white space to support scanning.

Process

☐     Issue tracking, usability and user experience issues are tracked in an issue tracker.

☐     User testing testing with target users is done at different stages of the project.

☐     Prioritizing, changes are prioritized based on their importance.

☐      Impact analysis of changes, changes might be expensive and time consuming. Therefore it’s important to analyze the impact.

☐     ROI of changes, website is evaluated before and after making changes.

 

Forms

☐     Simplicity, only the absolutely necessary questions are asked in forms.

☐     Long dropdown menus are avoided, instead users can input text.

☐     Inputting data is flexible, for example with phone numbers or birth dates.

☐      Fields are labeled with common terms: name, address.

☐     Autofill is enabled.

☐      Fields contain sample answers, which help users to input information.

☐      Where needed a tooltip is provided.

☐      Form submission is confirmed on a confirmation page.

☐     Error messages are shown next to the input field, not just on the top or button of the page.

 

Content

☐      Contrast, there is adequate contrast between the text and background.

☐      Content is scannable, by using short paragraphs, descriptive headings, lists, fat keywords.

☐      Content is written with common language that users easily understand.

☐     Content is useful and up-to-date, providing answers to the most common questions asked by users. there are no long instructions or ‘welcome to our website’ text.

☐     Use of uppercase letters in prose text is avoided.

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