Design is not simple. At every step of the process there are dozens of activities you could be doing.
Exploratory Research Techniques
When you need to learn about the problem space, you have a binder full of exploratory research techniques to employ. When you start transitioning your research data into an analysis document, you need to decide how to capture everything you learned. When it’s time to create draft solutions, you can choose any number of tools and approaches to capture your thinking. Read more
Everything on the menu will be curated by a well-known chef. It touts fresh, high-quality ingredients and impeccable service. To make it even better, the restaurant claims it will bring your food out nearly as fast as your favorite fast food joint. With these factors in place, you know that this restaurant will be a big hit, so you make a reservation for opening night. Read more
“Confusion and clutter are failures of design, not attributes of information” – Edward Tufte
People throw around the term dataoverload all the time to describe a problem in a product. On the surface, this seems pretty direct. Users have trouble sorting through the data presented to them and routinely make bad decisions. Designers look at the UI, see how much data users are faced with and immediately declare that there was too much data for users to make the correct choice. Read more
Getting people to use your product requires more than onboarding, it demands a transition plan.
A New Edge
Tiger Woods is one of the most successful golfers of all time. In his prime, he was able to combine power with accuracy and solid putting to win more money on the PGA tour than any other golfer. He has the 2nd most career wins in the history of the PGA and will likely have the most by the time he retires. He has also won the 2nd most major tournaments (these bring out the best golfers) and still has a chance to claim the most here, too. His list of accomplishments is extensive. Read more
After much clamoring by its users, Twitter has to decided to make it easier to switch to a chronological view of your tweets.
Originally launched this way, the change comes just a few years after Twitter created an algorithm that identifies and provides the user’s ‘most relevant’ tweets first. The change created quite an uproar when it first happened and has been the bane of many users since. Many feel that the chronology is what gave Twitter its benefit and have been demanding this reversion. This Verge.com article from 2016 quotes a user talking about the analytic-based feed: Read more