3. User control and freedom

Questions:

  • Do users have the possibility to leave dialogues and correct mistakes?
  • Can actions be undone and repeated?

Which areas are affected?

All forms, functions and processes.

What to look for?

  • Every process should be guided in the best possible way.
  • Individual steps are reversible and changeable.
  • Paths are completely thought through and dead ends are avoided.
  • All control functions (such as browser back) are taken into account.

Examples:

  • Forms
  • Search
  • Complex settings (e.g. configurations)

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