All of history's greatest figures achieved success in almost exactly the same way. But rather than celebrating this part of the creative process we ignore it. This missing chapter in the story of success reveals the secret to doing meaningful work. But in the modern world, full of distraction, do we have what it takes to do great things? Be sure to also watch part 2: https://vimeo.com/87448006
We designers love our minimalism, our white space, our house stark,. We love the elegant nooks and crannies where we can hide all our numerous features and options. Behind menus. In drawers. After a long-press or a swipe. We reason, “Once people learn it once, they’ll know it forever.” We say, “People have the same choices no matter where we put them in the UI.” It is incredibly easy to underestimate the power of visibility and of defaults.
The next generation of personal device will further blur the boundary between human and hardware. It will become an always-present part of our consciousness and graphical elements will be never more than a glance away. An obvious implementation of this kind of device is some form of Augmented Reality eyewear.
The following are the six design principles I use when approaching any user experience project. This flow is used for all projects, both big and small. I carefully integrate each into any task.