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mithats_maxims [2019/03/10 04:09]
mithat [Design]
mithats_maxims [2020/04/25 21:15] (current)
mithat [Usability]
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 ===== The maxims ===== ===== The maxims =====
  
-==== Usability ==== 
  
-  The easier you make it for someone to do something, the more likely they are to do it.+==== Design ==== 
 + 
 +  Universality begets complexity. 
 +  * Complexity scales exponentially with the number of added features. 
 +  * Optimize the right thing(s). 
 +==== UX ==== 
   * You are not the typical user.   * You are not the typical user.
 +  * The easier you make it for someone to do something, the more likely they are to do it.
   * Users don’t read.   * Users don’t read.
   * If in doubt, do the default.   * If in doubt, do the default.
 +  * If in doubt, make a mistake.
   * Users develop models, except they don't. They develop habits.   * Users develop models, except they don't. They develop habits.
  
-==== Design ==== +==== For clients ====
- +
-  * Universality begets complexity. +
-  * Optimize the right thing. +
-  * The complexity of everything scales exponentially with the number of added features. +
- +
-==== Clients ====+
  
   * What, not how.   * What, not how.
  
 ===== Observed trends ===== ===== Observed trends =====
 +
 +Not actually maxims, but rather some trends that can get you into trouble.
 +
 ==== Design ==== ==== Design ====
  
-  * Make corner cases no more difficult than typical cases, even if it makes typical cases cumbersome. (See "Universality begets complexity," and "Optimize the right thing".) +  * Make corner cases no more difficult than typical cases, even if it makes typical cases cumbersome. (See "Universality begets complexity," and "Optimize the right thing(s)".) 
  
 ==== UX ==== ==== UX ====
  
   * Minimum plausible affordances.   * Minimum plausible affordances.
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