Toward the end of last week’s post concluding my short series about design concepts, I mentioned that you want to consistently look at other designs and ask yourself questions about what you see. I want to spend today expanding on that idea a little.
I’m sure you’ve heard the advice “don’t make me think” in regards to website usability. It’s the idea that visitors of a site can use the site with as little cognitive strain as possible. Is it good advice? Well…yes, but there are times when making people think a little more might be the better option.