In this video, learn how to present answers rather than making users do sums.
- It's useful to think of our memory…as two separate types of storage, short term and long term.…Long-term memory is where our brains…store the information we use in our lives.…Stuff only makes it into our long-term memory…if we use it frequently or rehearse it enough.…Short-term memory is where we hold the information…we're using right now,…a phone number we're about to dial,…the name of someone we were just introduced to,…a street address we need to get to, and so on.…
It takes conscious effort to keep remembering…that stuff in short-term memory.…If we get distracted and stop repeating it to ourselves,…we forget it after about 20 seconds.…This has some implications for how we design software, too.…As you can imagine,…if someone's busy trying to keep some information…in their short-term memory,…it makes it hard for them to focus on the interface.…So it's important to make sure users don't…have to remember stuff between screens or applications.…For example, it would be bad if they had to remember…the item number from a product screen…
- 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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