July 17, 2003: I've always found heuristic evaluations one of the more useful usability methodologies. At first it seemed silly to me, but there's something about forcing yourself to structure your evaluation of an interface that adds just the right amount of rigor to what is a fairly subjective process. Anyhow, Usability Heuristics for Rich Internet Applications is a nice discussion of how to apply Jakob's standard heuristics to Flash interfaces.