Short-Term Memory and Web Usability
People can't keep much information in their short-term memory. This is especially true when they're bombarded with multiple abstract or unusual pieces of data in rapid succession. Lest designers forget how easily users forget, let's review why our brains seem to be so weak. Human beings are remarkably good at hunting the woolly mammoth. Our ancestors did fine work in exterminating most megafauna from Australia to North America armed with nothing better than flint weapons. (In today's more environmentally conscious world, we might deplore their slaughtering ways, but early humans were more interested in catching their dinner.)
Natural User Interfaces – What are they and how do you design user interfaces that feel natural? | Interaction Design Foundation
User interfaces that you interact with using modalities such as touch, gestures or voice are often referred to as Natural User Interfaces (NUI). We consider them interfaces that we find so easy to use that they feel natural. However, what does it mean for an interface to be natural? Also, how do you design NUI interfaces? Here, we’re going to explore what NUIs are as well as a set of guidelines for how to design them; this is where you can get a deep appreciation for the most vital aspect of any interface, and incorporate that into your future work.
Human, AI and UX
How AI has started to impact our work as designers | Fabricio Teixeira - uxdesign.cc
There is a lot of conversation happening around Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and using algorithms to shape the future of Design and the role of the designer. But how is that changing the way we work in the near future?
Books and Resources 📖
Podcast 6: Using Psychology to Craft User Experiences | The Psychology of Video Games
In this episode I talk to Celia Hodent, the Director of User Experience at Epic Games and a psychology Ph.D. Hodent and her team help Epic make sure that its customers have the experiences that its game designers envision, and in this podcast she explains how an understanding of psychology, knowledge of research methods, and experience in data management help her do that. She also shares some advice for anyone interested in getting into this line of work. For more of Hodent’s thoughts on psychology and UX, read CeliaHodent.com.