In this video, learn how to make smart decisions for your users.
- We all like a good story.…A hero goes on an adventure, he overcomes some adversities…and returns home triumphant.…A good story provides just the right amount of detail.…It progresses in a way that fits people's expectations.…It's the same with a good interface.…Our user starts their adventure…and our interface helps them overcome difficulties…and complete their task triumphantly.…A good interface hides implementation details,…removes unnecessary choices, and moves people forward…by giving them results rather than sums…or problems to be figured out.…
Of course, that's the ideal story…and then there's the real world.…The system you develop…might have to fit in with a physical environment…that's less than perfect.…For instance, forms and documents…that you have no control over.…Hand-offs from one personal system to another,…and information that lives in completely separate databases.…There's no reason why your system…has to mirror the mess of the real world.…Smart workflow design means removing jarring gaps…between systems and doing the hard work…
- Designing around human limitations
- Telling stories
- How we group the things we see
- Making standard and consistent interfaces
- Smart defaults
- Reducing system latency and communicating during delays
- Making error messages into useful dialogs
- Designing for delight
Skill Level Beginner
1. How Brains Work
2. How We See Things: Perception Principles
3. Real-World Metaphors: Physical Concepts
4. Telling a Story: Workflow Concepts
5. Communicating through the UI
6. Designing for Delight
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