The level of control provided by a system should be related to the proficiency and experience levels of the people using the system.
The Director of Design at Stuff Creators Design in Houston and author of the best-selling design book, Universal Principles of Design.
Sometimes, it’s necessary to develop new language to express what we’re trying to achieve. How else could a designer communicate a vision to their team or to investors if the technology doesn’t exist yet?
A British designer, artist, and entrepreneur. Advised companies such as Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, and Coca Cola.
A door may afford pulling or pushing, depending on which way it opens. When a person can see in advance whether to pull or push the door to open it, that’s a good user interface.
A former Sun Microsystems Engineer and "The world's leading expert on Web usability" (www.useit.com).
When the point of contact between the product and the people becomes a point of friction, then the designer has failed. On the other hand, if people are made safer, more comfortable, more eager to purchase, more efficient — or just happier — by contact with the product, then the designer has succeeded.
An American industrial engineer, renowned for designing and improving the usability of consumer products such as Hoover vacuum cleaner or the tabletop telephone.