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James Wanless <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 25 Feb 2008 09:03:49 -0800
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Why a heuristic evaluation specific to a Web 2.0 site?  This seems to me, 
to be akin to putting a defining term on something where none is needed.

What would be different about evaluating a web 2.0 site, as opposed to any 
other?  Web 2.0 (and I'll admit I hate the term) simply refers to an 
evolution of the web as a platform.  It's generally about semantic 
content, user-generation, sharing and building iteratively and 
collectively.  I'm still trying to figure out why you would evaluate that 
differently than a more static site.

Aren't the issues (or maybe guiding principles for evaluation), more or 
less, the same?

James Wanless
User Experience Design (Senior Systems Analyst)
Web Services, IT Services
British Columbia Institute of Technology
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"ACM SIGCHI WWW Human Factors (Open Discussion)" 
<[log in to unmask]> wrote on 22/02/2008 03:42:38 PM:

> I am looking to conduct a heuristic evaluation on a Web 2.0 site. Does 
> anyone know of any Guidelines or Heuristics out their specifically for 
> 2.0?
> Thanks,
> Kim
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