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A good range of strategic to tactical guidance in this month’s articles. Enjoy!
If you use checkboxes in your service, here’s some things you should know about adding a ‘none’ option to your questions.
- Frankie Roberto, Interaction Designer
Some of the questions on forms can be tricky and people don’t always understand the selection rules. That’s the reasoning behind Letting Users Tick a ‘None’ Checkbox.
One of the most important goals in product design is to reduce cognitive load, a.k.a. Decreasing how much thinking the user has to do.
- Tess Gadd, UI Designer
Accordions can be great, but are also easily misused. Before designing one, check out UI Cheat Sheet: Accordions.
While we worry about our direct competitors, our customers are choosing the cheapest option: nothing.
- Ryan Cornelius, Product Marketer and UX Designer
It’s common sense, yet so many companies fall into this trap. Your Main Competitor Probably Isn’t Who You Think It Is.
Like in life, there is no one right decision in product development. Within different contexts, there are different priorities, goals, constraints, and tradeoffs.
- Anyuan Wang, UX Designer
Compromise is normal; it’s not about winning and losing. Learn How to Make Smarter Design Tradeoffs.
The solution to user errors is not to blame the user or try to train the mistakes out of them. The solution is to redesign the product in such a way that it prevents errors from occurring in the first place.
- Jordan Bowman, Senior Product Designer
How Designers Can Prevent User Errors provides a great checklist to follow the next time you’re designing for either edge cases or core workflows.
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