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Strive for consistency

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Cater to universal usability

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Offer informative feedback

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Design dialogs to yield closure

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Prevent errors

Make the error message specific. "You entered ABC, but I was expecting lower case". Make it constructive. Tell them what to do to make it right. Understand the difference between mistakes and slips.

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Permit easy reversal of actions

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Support internal locus of control

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Reduce short term memory

Users don't want to have to remember everything, they want things to work.

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In relation to Preventing Errors, what is a slip and a mistake?

Norman (1983) Mistake is a misunderstanding, not understanding what the problem really is.

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In relation to Preventing Errors, how do you correct actions?

Grey out inappropriate actions

Selection rather than freestyle typing

automatic completion

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In relation to Preventing Errors, how do you complete sequences?

Single abstract commands
Macros and subroutines