I recently came across an interesting web mini-game about ten misconceptions about UX


A simple summary and some thinking

1. Is infinite scrolling a good design experience?

Not necessarily, but it depends on the actual product appeal.

In a report, Aza Raskin, an expert in human interface design and one of the creators of the infinite scrolling experience, said: “Infinite scrolling allows users to scroll through content indefinitely, but on the user side, it can become a tedious experience and lead to one thing: your visitor can’t find the information he’s looking for.

Stop signals (such as Google paging) can be useful when using infinite scrolling

“When I drink a glass of wine, I stop when the glass is empty. Then I wonder if I want more. With infinite scrolling, there is no stop signal and millions of human time wasted.”

Of course, in the current product appeal, it is to retain users and make them use it for a longer time.

2. Do users have to access everything from the home page?

You don’t have to access everything from the home page.

3. Is the designer the site manager?

The USER experience designer is not the manager of the website, the role of the user experience designer is to help users solve problems.

4. Must design be minimal for simplicity?

We tend to equate “simplicity” with “minimalism.” However, the two terms differ in form and purpose. “Simplicity” is about “reducing complexity,” while “minimization” is about “reducing elements to a strict minimum.” This nuance is important!

Because favoring minimalism for the sake of simplicity usually means running the risk of losing or not being understood by users.

5. The more choices users have, the more satisfied they will be?

It is useful and wise to give users the option to have some control. However, providing too many options increases the user’s “cognitive burden” and risks making his choice difficult or even frustrating in the decision-making process.

6. Is whitespace a waste of space?

On a page, white space can enhance readability, help prioritize content, and even play a role in brand positioning. The presence of whitespace, or white space, helps us stay focused on accurate information. However, attention should be paid to the principle of proximity in gestalt principle when leaving white space. The same content is used to distinguish different categories together.

**7, ** Original design is necessary to please users?

When redesigning a website or application, we often struggle to use originality. But it has limitations and can be risky!

Throughout the browsing experience, users form habits. This is called “burden”. When users are already “educated,” this accumulated experience enables them to know how to perform a procedure or which button to click to trigger the desired action when they are in a new site or unknown application.

Using originality means making the user think and often wasting his time on simple operations. And some good designs have been tested by other companies or products and approved by users, do not tangle, take it.

8. Must websites be responsive?

Not necessarily!

9. We don’t have to meet users. They’re just like us?

No, we are not necessarily the same as our users,

All types of users are different! Therefore, there cannot be only one way to use the product. You can use different paths for the same task based on user habits.

Testing different paths can analyze user barriers and identify problems encountered. Even if a designer tests it himself, it doesn’t mean it’s a user experience!

User experience designers must make products intuitive and understandable.

Some products need personalized content, such as folding bicycle. Users complete main operations through simple learning. The role of designers is to provide support for users, and the main goal is to guide users to learn to browse the website through teaching methods.