This position paper describes heuristic evaluation as it relates to visualization and visual analytics. We review heuristic evaluation in general, then comment on previous process-based, performance-based, and framework-based efforts to adapt the method to visualization-specific needs. We postulate that the framework-based approach holds the most promise for future progress in development of visualization-specific heuristics, and propose a specific framework as a starting point. We then recommend a method for community involvement and input into the further development of the heuristic framework and more detailed design and evaluation guidelines.
Tarrell, Alvin E.; Forsell, Camilla; Fruhling, Ann L.; Grinstein, Georges; Borgo, Rita; and Scholtz, Jean, "Toward Visualization-Specific Heuristic Evaluation" (2014). Interdisciplinary Informatics Faculty Proceedings & Presentations. 1.