Tag: #designmistakes

#designmistakes – Making Users Learn the UI

As designers, our common goal is to create products that make work easier. After all, one of the most important features of good design is ease-of-use and understanding. We have to build tools that are easy to use from the start.
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Dragomir Ralchev

#designmistakes – Not Getting End User Feedback

To be honest, the words “religious about” above don’t necessarily need to be crossed out. As a user experience professional, you sometimes feel like you’re preaching a kind of gospel because you keep repeating the same words over and over to a succession of project teams: “Involve your end users.” “Get feedback from the end […]
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Clarissa Goetz

#designmistakes – Not Caring about What Users Want

In an ideal world, “caring about what users want” should be true and self-evident for everyone. Let´s assume that caring about everyone is the right thing to do from an ethical point of view. Isn´t caring about our users at least as imperative? For me caring about a user means that I use all the […]
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Hanna Kieser

#designmistakes – Overcomplicating Things

Ever heard of the KISS method? When we don’t keep it simple, straightforward tasks often become more complex and complicated than they need to be.
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Marcus Holger Erb

#designmistakes – Assuming Users Will Read the Manual

Have you ever looked for information only to find it where you didn’t expect it? This happened to me recently. Whenever possible, I avoid printing to “save a tree,” but then the time finally came when I had to print something and also install the printer driver on my computer. After clicking the “print” button, […]
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Saskia Guckenburg