Diversifying Heuristics Cheatsheet

From my talk Socializing for Heuristics: How Social Media Made Me a Better Tester (and Human), a list of heuristics to work toward inclusivity of your application.
Resources available here: https://github.com/g33klady/DiversifyingHeuristics

Names

  • Would I feel excluded with a 1 char name?
  • Would I feel excluded if my name were censored?
  • Would I feel excluded if forced to use Western name ordering?
  • Would I feel excluded if I had “special” characters in my name?
  • Would I feel excluded if I had to change my name?
  • Reference the 40 falsehoods

Bodies

  • Would I feel excluded with a limb/digit difference?
  • Would I feel excluded if I had to use larger font, had low vision or was blind?
  • Would I feel excluded if I didn’t fit into the concept of a sex or gender binary?
  • Would I feel excluded if I was deaf or had a hard time hearing?
  • Would I feel excluded if I had a larger body?

Racism/Sexism/Other

  • Would I have a harder time using the software because I’m not white?
  • Could I suffer personal or financial freedom if I wasn’t white?
  • Would I feel excluded if I wasn’t white or was mixed-race?
  • Would I have a harder time using the software because I’m not male?
  • Could I feel excluded or unsafe if I wasn’t male?
  • Would I feel excluded if I lived in a multi-family home?

Would I feel included if I was:

  • Not white
  • Not male
  • Not cis gendered
  • Disabled
  • Not Christian
  • Not “Western”
  • Not heterosexual
  • Left-handed