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Simplicity? Complexity? Persuasion

Published
27th January 2012
by 
James Coston
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Simplicity? Complexity? Persuasion

The ‘C’ word can send shivers down the spine of a UX consultant. I’m not being crass; I’m talking about complexity of course! From the work of Don Norman we know that actually simplicity is complicated. By mapping design to behaviour we can maximise the user experience, an element of that is making sure they aren't overwhelmed.

Simplicity- It's complicated

Published
25th February 2011
by 
Mike Harris
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Simplicity- It's complicated

Don Norman ‘the guru of workable technology’ recently posted an article questioning the concept of simplicity in design, proposing that it is not the ‘answer’ to usability after all, and it is highly overrated. His theory is controversial- not only does it go against the traditional principles of design; it contradicts things he has written about himself in his award winning books design of everyday things and emotional design.