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Simplicity • Stuff that Happens: What can we learn about usability…

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/12/31

[WayBack] Simplicity • Stuff that Happens: What can we learn about usability…

With a comment from Uwe:

It is really disappointing that most customers are looking for solutions that don’t fall into the categories: “search” and “switch on/off”.

Developer: “So which of the fields do you actually need in this screen?”
Customer. “All of them!”
Developer: “Well, that will make the screen pretty cluttered information”.
Customer: “And please allow to add more easily whenever we need them.”
Developer: “That would be hard to achieve unless you exchange all your monitors to bigger ones.”
Customer: “OK, then. Can you make it work on my Apple Watch?”


I very much can relate to this: somehow a lot of business driven applications have cramped user interfaces that are very hard to use because the overwhelming number of UI controls and features per screen.

This holds even for web applications.

Let’s hope this will slowly change for the better over time.




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