Category 'User Experience'


According to a recent New York Times article the loading bar was created in the 80’s by Brad A. Myers who was a grad student at the time. He referred to loading bars as ‘percent-done progress indicators’ in a paper he did, and stated it made users less anxious and more efficient. Now I agree with this to a…

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Mystery meat is never useful…

The meme above while funny points to a key issue in bad user experience – making options difficult to understand. No matter how often these switches are used, you still wouldn’t be sure which lights are going to turn on each time. They aren’t labelled, and they aren’t consistent – with different sizing and orientation. Normally…

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