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Looking for something that is well laid out & easy to read.

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closed as not constructive by JonW Jun 17 '13 at 9:45

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As I understand it, since a Heuristic Evaluation report would show data collected from multiple sources and an aggregate of that data, the simplest format would be a bar chart with overlays.

Having said that, I think adding some design approaches common in infographics might go a long way towards improving legibility and adding impact. While these examples aren't specifically tied to Heuristic Evaluation data, the approach would translate fairly cleanly. (I especially like the circular bar at the bottom.) (A bit more abstract.) (Even more abstract.)

I think I would approach a report display by using vertical height to represent positive/negative heuristic value, horizontal value to be the categories evaluated, and colors to indicate either strength of compliancy or to organize sections of the report by sub-categories if there are a significant number of categories.

Hope this helps!

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+1 for nice samples, but.. The "circular bar" has a nice touch, but I am scepttical about gratuitous 3D in presenting numbers, since this is one oo the cases where perspective waters down relative sizes, and is often used to manipulate the viewer. – peterchen Jan 20 '11 at 7:15
The trouble with just distilling it down to some simple graphics - is that it can hide the vagueness of the underlying heuristics – PhillipW Nov 23 '11 at 22:53