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

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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.

http://awesome.good.is/transparency/web/0905/trans0509nomorefishinthesea.html

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bartclaeys/3351321706/sizes/o/ (I especially like the circular bar at the bottom.)

http://www.dominicforest.name/wp-content/photo_visualisation/graphical_text_similarity.jpg (A bit more abstract.)

http://www.dominicforest.name/wp-content/photo_visualisation/flare.jpg (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
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