In this video, learn about new concepts during “lean back” pauses.
- Although we live in a modern society,…parts of our brains are still wired…to respond to the types of threats we'd face…when we lived in a more natural environment,…thousands of years ago.…For instance, any movement in the edges of our vision…could be a tiger about to pounce out of the long grass.…Almost subconsciously, our brains alert us…to the potential problem, and we're distracted.…Of course, in our daily lives,…it's more likely to be an animated advert…in the corner of the page than it is a tiger,…but our brains don't know that.…We still feel the need to check it out.…
When there are too many distractions,…that part of our brains gets a little overwhelmed,…and the fight-or-flight response takes over.…When we get into that stressed mode, our focus narrows,…and we tend to concentrate on short-term solutions…rather than the best overall outcome.…In other words, we aren't able to work…in the most efficient or optimal way.…Each distraction is an extra thing…we have to pay attention to.…It's another task that our brains have to perform,…
- 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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