Wearing Your Human Factors Spectacles

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Think of all the times in a day that you interact with something that was designed for human use. To show just how many interactions we have daily, I made a list of some of them. It includes: a Keurig coffee machine, a dishwasher, a car dashboard, an iPhone, a paper towel dispenser, a soap […]

Usability Testing: Will your product pass?

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“Humans are so overwhelmed with technology, that usability and the entire user experience is essential to keep a product afloat.” Usability is an attribute associated with products that tells us how easy it is for someone to use. Therefore, a user problem is a barrier that a person encounters when using a product. These problems […]

Working Memory working too hard: Sephora losing out on customers

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“Human Factors” are design principles devoted to understanding and applying how humans interact with products or processes. There are universal human factors that help guide good design, such as: Sensory Perception Pre-attentive Processing Integration of Prior Knowledge Metacognition Working Memory (topic of today’s blog)  …but the whole point of user experience is to take the […]

What goes into a decision? Sometimes, very little.

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“Human Factors” are design principles devoted to understanding and applying how humans interact with products or processes. There are universal human factors that help guide good design, such as: Sensory Perception Pre-attentive Processing Integration of Prior Knowledge Metacognition (topic of today’s blog) Working Memory Understanding how people make decisions and think through things (metacognition), is […]

Designing for everyone: Do not make them learn too much

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“Human Factors” are design principles devoted to understanding and applying how humans interact with products or processes. There are universal human factors that help guide good design, such as: Sensory Perception Pre-attentive Processing Integration of Prior Knowledge (topic of today’s blog) Metacognition Working Memory The best thing that a UX designer can do is to […]

Maximum Efficiency: Help users classify your data

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“Human Factors” are design principles devoted to understanding and applying how humans interact with products or processes. There are universal human factors that help guide good design, such as: Sensory Perception Pre-attentive Processing (the topic of today’s blog post) Integration of Prior Knowledge Metacognition Working Memory In the coming weeks, each area will be discussed […]