As user-hostile interfaces become increasingly pervasive, I wonder how the tech morons can justify throwing out nearly eight decades of user interface and design guidelines and findings? Some of this stuff pre-dates computers, even, and yet I bet most of the “designers” out there have never read nor even heard of any of it.
Was thinking about this as I’m probably going to read next James J. Gibson’s The Ecological Approach to Visual Perception. If you haven’t figured it out, I do like to know what I’m talking about.
So I’ve been attempting to give myself a better education on human perception, the evolution of user-friendly design, methodological design studies and testing, and successful as well as unsuccessful applications of design in the real world.
I not only want to be smarter than the people I’m battling against, I want to know that I know that I am smarter and more well-educated.
No fancy degree required, but you still have to do the fucking work.
So this is me doing the fucking work.