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    Heuristic and Accessibility Evaluation of Wordpress.com This report provides an analysis of the heuristic evaluation used to evaluate Wordpress, an open source website creation tool that simplifies the process of blogging and website content management. The heuristic evaluation will be performed using the “heuristics” provided by Jacob Nielsen. For this evaluation, ten heuristics were used to analyze the core functionalities of Wordpress, which include creating blogs, managing website content easily and conveniently for users with no or very knowledge of coding. The goal is to identify major usability flaws in the Wordpress website using Jacob Neilson’s ten heuristic evaluations: 1. Visibility of system status 2. Match…

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    Personal Autobiography

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    through the problem. New knowledge has helped me in an abundance to be able to apply certain principles and concepts in my life. During the duration of my psychology class, which is taught by an exceptional teacher, I learned many concepts and principles; many in which apply to my life but I specifically chosen three concepts that apply more than others. These three concepts are heuristics, algorithms, and mental set. The way I administer heuristics is when I am in need of a quick answer that…

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    Synchronous Modes

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    EVALUATION Heuristic #1 The use of synchronous modes of CMC like text-chat and instant messaging are not requirements but merely suggestions made in Baker, et. al. 2002. All four RVCS do not offer these types of synchronous modes within their environments. Hence, synchronous CMC must be done out of band. However, all four RVCS do require the group member to provide comments as to what edits and changes were made and their rationale upon checking the artifact back into the repository following…

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    These cognitive bases include simple inferences, heuristics, the frequency heuristic, and the truth effect. Simple inferences refer to when a consumer forms beliefs based off of very simplistic cues and/or associations. Simple inferences can also be influenced by brand endorsements. A consumer may believe that a product is of higher value or top quality because of who is depicted in the ad. Consumers use heuristics, which are “simple rules of thumb” to form attitudes and make judgments (Hoyer,…

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    problems in their work process.” (S.Buchbinder and N.Shanks). PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, and Act) would also work in this case because when Dr. Rose gave her information as planned, everything should have been done as protocol of the organization askes their employees to do. Checking the given information and following proper procedures as to when to place the information is very important. Top three management issues that occurred were lack of empathy that required to better understand and…

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    Availability Heuristics

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    Life is made up of choices and the choices you make greatly affects the future outcome. So, Clark is having difficulty deciding on what college to apply this can relate to availability heuristic. As Availability Heuristic is judging situations based on examples of similar situations that initially come into mind. Clark for example may have read an ad on University of Florida State , so when he focuses on deciding what college to go to FSU would be the initial thought in his mind. As for…

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    Anchoring Heuristics

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    Accepting another individual's input as a fact. Anchoring Heuristic can be a have a negative effect on my decision of which college to pick. For example, there was a college in Texas Huston-Tillotson University, a historically (predominantly) black college, my mother disagreed with me going there because of a bad reputation it had. Instead she gave me a suggestion of going to St. John’s University, saying it has a better reputation and it is close to home. Anchoring heuristic in this case will…

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    Choosing a college can be a hard decision that requires careful consideration. A few psychological terms may help make the decision a little easier. When choosing a college Ryan, or anyone for that matter, should think about these 4 terms: Availability Heuristic, the Hippocampus, Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and Self-fulfilling prophecy. Availability Heuristic is a mental shortcut that uses immediate examples to make a decision. When making a decision, related events may be the first…

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    and shortcuts that people create in order to efficiently perceive the social world with as much accuracy as possible. One of these processes is automatic processing that influences how people may implements previously learned and experienced material into their perception of situations in a quick and efficient manner (Bargh, 1989). On the other hand, controlled processing is slower and more effortful because it analyses the situation step-by-step. Social perception is highly relevant for…

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    The target question is the original one we have to answer when faced with a difficult situation. Then, the heuristic question is constructed by system 2 to cope with this situation, it is a much simpler, easier one to answer. To put it simple, heuristic is a simple process which helps achieve sufficient, though imperfect, solutions to difficult answers. System 1 often takes this route when confronted with a difficult target question, if an easier heuristic one quickly comes to mind. Kahneman…

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