Design & UX
Poor interfaces show a behavior similar to zombie type 0. They are in a kind of “undead mode”. Nothing gets a response: neither good-intentioned coaxing nor touching or clicking. The absence of any feedback often leads users to show symptoms of fatigue or aggression, leading to total resignation when facing technology.
Indeed, 2016 has been a fantastic 12 months for the design world. We bring you the highlights!
In the very pinky world of Dribbble, everybody is your mate. Everything is awesome and every post is clean (and everything floats). This is a good thing for designers. We need a community to meet our pairs and share our work. We need to find inspiration, examples when we are not sure how to start an interface. However, Dribbble is not a reference when it comes to usability.
I reached out to Norm Cox, co-founder of Cox & Hall Interaction Design and creator of the hamburger icon. I wanted to see what he thinks about its impact as well as the questions about its usability today: What makes it so prominent? Does it really work? Do people know what it stands for? And do they actually click on it?
The company wants you to share. You don’t want to. When a UX design choice drives the company agenda over the user’s agenda.