VHA Health Informatics Human Factors Engineering (HFE) reviews mobile applications to ensure the user interface (UI) design adheres to human interface design best practices and principles.
A good design allows the user to easily and intuitively complete tasks, without having to learn new conventions, or to think about where to find information or how to operate the mobile application (App). An App that is efficient, effecitve and satisfying to the user will likely be used more often and not abandoned after the first use.
The following is a partial list of some examples of key categories and criteria assessed in the Human Factors Mobile App UI Compliance Review.
The complete criteria is posted on the link below, under "References."
Use of multiple methods, formative usability testing and an end-stage UI compliance review, provides for comprehensive and reliable findings.
Mobile Application (App) User Interface Design Summary Report Template and Detailed Criteria
HFE programs page for the Usability Confirmation program with contact information
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Last reviewed/updated July 29, 2014