Application design is the biggest field of endeavour in technology at the moment. It seems that ever since Apple launched the iPhone that clever people are coming together to try and make our lives ever more interesting via the various app stores. Yet, there are some simple things that these wonderful folks could do to improve our overall user experience.
Common sense is a funny thing. It’s something that we all seem to believe comes easily; even when the evidence of our own eyes tells us this is anything but true. In a world where hot drinks come with a warning; “Caution: This drink may be hot!” and where a clothes iron explains; “Do not iron clothes whilst wearing them.” one thing we can be certain of is that common sense is in short supply.
Shy People in User Testing
Shy people aren’t deliberately problematic. They are generally decent, kind people who are genuinely interested in helping you with your research. The trouble is that they tend to shy away from giving you much in the way of data too.
This infographic by Zillion Designs shows a comparison between UI and UX designers, in order to show the many differences between the two occupations, which many cannot tell apart.
The infographic shows that UI designers are more interested in how the product is laid out and are known for having a good eye for beauty and knowledge about interaction principles. UX designers are more concerned with how the product feels, curious about human psychology and tend to focus on labels and patterns.
Is there anything that people hate more than a CAPTCHA; other than having to fill it in again when they get it wrong? It’s a question that web designers face every day. Yet, despite the genuine dislike of the CAPTCHA it’s still in use in all too many places online.