Why I don’t give out report cards

Resist the urge to reduce your usability findings into a series of checkmarks, X’s, and exclamation points.

Noor Ali-Hasan
May 27 · 6 min read
Nothing will endear you to your team more than a series of red X’s and green checkmarks. Screenshot by author.

I was in my second semester of grad school at Michigan when I was first exposed to color coding usability findings. A student in our program had used the system in class the year prior. Our professor wanted to share the method…