More Options, More Problems

More options More problems

“Rule of thumb for UX: More options more problems.” — Scott Belsky

Hick’s law states that the more options available for the users, the longer time it will take for them to make a decision

Imagine of using an app or a website. When you launch it, you see a list of 7 to 8 possible options to follow. How will you decide what is your intended one?

You will start looking at them one by one. Try to understand the meaning of each option. And then decide about the relevant option and click on it. This whole process of exploring options, understanding them and deciding of clicking an option takes a lot of time.

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Understand Your User

Understand User

“We tend to be distracted by the voices in our own heads telling us what the design should look like.” — Michael Bierut

Its very natural that when you are designing your product, you feel like a user of your product. You are the first one who will approve or reject your own designs. It is not possible that you sit with your user all the time, design screens and get his approval on each draft you create.

Then what is the solution?

Should you listen to your own voice and modify your designs as per your likes/dislikes?

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An Analysis of 24 Creative 404 Error Pages

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A very common error that you come across while working on internet is ‘404 error’ or ‘Page not found’ error. This appears when you enter a web address that does not exist.

The message that appears on this error page should be designed in a way that does not give user a negative impact. Along with giving a reason of the error, this page should re-direct user to an actual page of the site.

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Design is Everywhere

Design is everywhere
“Design is everywhere. From the dress you’re wearing to the smartphone you’re holding, it’s design.”— Samadara Ginige

That’s very true!

Design is not limited to the digital world, but instead everything we use in our daily life is designed for human ease.

The hairbrush that you use every day is designed in a way that provides good usability when you are brushing your hair. 

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Checkbox vs Toggle Switch: 7 Use-Cases of Forms Design

Checkbox vs Toggle switch
Switch VS Checkbox in User Interface Design

Forms provide several controls that make it easier to collect input from users. Using the right control at right place is a challenge while designing forms.

A checkbox control has three states: unselected, selected, and indeterminate. The last state represents a situation where a list of sub-options is grouped under a parent option and sub-options are in both selected and unselected states.

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Usability: A key part of design process

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“Usability is not a quality that can be spread out to cover a poor design like a layer of peanut butter.” — Clayton H Lewis

What is usability?

Usability is the ease of use by which a user can work on a product to achieve his goals in an efficient and effective way. It is a measure of user satisfaction when he is using a product.

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