Heuristic refers to experience-based techniques for problem solving, learning, and discovery. Where an exhaustive search is impractical, heuristic methods are used to speed up the process of finding a satisfactory solution. Examples of this method include using a rule of thumb, an educated guess, an intuitive judgment, or common sense.

Questions having the heuristics tag regards the use of heuristics in usability testing and problem solving.

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heuristic

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