3-Click Rule and Usability

“Usability does not equate to a specific number of clicks, taps, swipes, pinches, flicks.” – John Morkes

The usability of a design is the measure of ease by which a user can work on a product to achieve the desired goals in an efficient way.

Usability has 5 components: Learnability, Efficiency, Memorability, Error Tolerance, and Satisfaction. Each of these components is related to the ease of use that a product provides to its users. One factor to provide the ease of use is the number of times the user must click, tap, swipe, pinch, or flick to perform a task.

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How To Measure Your UX Design Skills?

Stepping in the UX career does not require a lot of experience or knowledge of the field. You can become a UX designer if you have relevant education, you are interested in design thinking, you want to study human behavior, you are a good problem solver, or you do love creativity and innovation.

If you possess any of the above, you can start your career as a UX designer. At the start of your career, it is easier to learn about the required skills either from your senior colleagues/mentors or you can also become a self-taught UX designer. However, becoming an expert in the field requires a lot of effort and time.

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24 Popular Medium Design Articles of 2019

Medium popular design articles of 2019

1. Introducing Mercury OS

by Jason Yuan

“Nine months ago, I set out to invent a new way of interfacing with our devices, armed with only a single metaphor: Mercury. I wanted to create something that users could move through without friction or boundaries. I wanted to bring people closer to their North Stars with speed and elegance.”

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10 Rules of Dashboard Design

10 rules of dashboard design

Why does Dashboard Design matter?

A dashboard is a visual representation of information. Its purpose is to present complex information in an easy to understand format for its users.

A usable dashboard should be:

Clear: A good dashboard clearly displays the required information. When a user looks at the dashboard, he should be able to get the purpose of the dashboard within the first 5 seconds. He does not need to stay there for a few minutes just to understand the purpose of the dashboard.

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