William Lidwell

The Director of Design at Stuff Creators Design in Houston and author of the best-selling design book, Universal Principles of Design.

William Lidwell

The Director of Design at Stuff Creators Design in Houston and author of the best-selling design book, Universal Principles of Design.

The level of control provided by a system should be related to the proficiency and experience levels of the people using the system.

William Lidwell
William Lidwell

The Director of Design at Stuff Creators Design in Houston and author of the best-selling design book, Universal Principles of Design.

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The level of control and the experience level of the people using the system

The level of control provided by a system should be related to the proficiency and experience levels of the people using the system

Since accommodating multiple methods increases the complexity of the system, the number of methods for any given task should be limited to two—one for beginners, and one for experts.

Source: Universal Principles of Design (Book) by William Lidwell Kritina Holden

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Quotesthetics and Face-ism Ratio

Irrespective of gender, people rate individuals in high face-ism images as being more intelligent, dominant, and ambitious than individuals in low face-ism images.

William Lidwell
William Lidwell

The Director of Design at Stuff Creators Design in Houston and author of the best-selling design book, Universal Principles of Design.

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Quotesthetics and Face-ism Ratio
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Face-ism – The ratio of face to body in an image perception!

Face-ism ratio, the ratio of face to body, influences the way people on images are perceived!

It was found, that irrespective of gender, people rate individuals in high face-ism images as being more intelligent, dominant, and ambitious than individuals in low face-ism images.

Source: Universal Principles of Design (Book) by William Lidwell Kritina Holden

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The effect of face-ism in media and advertising!

The effect of face-ism in media and advertising!

It was found that images of men in magazines, movies, and other media have significantly higher face-ism ratios than images of women.

This appears true across most cultures, and is thought to reflect gender-stereotypical beliefs regarding the characteristics of men and women.

Source: Universal Principles of Design (Book) by William Lidwell Kritina Holden

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The impression, and not just the first one, is largely formed at the entry point, physical or attentional, to a system or environment. People do judge books by their covers and Internet sites by their first pages.

William Lidwell
William Lidwell

The Director of Design at Stuff Creators Design in Houston and author of the best-selling design book, Universal Principles of Design.

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People do judge books by their covers, Internet sites by their first pages, and buildings by their lobbies.

William Lidwell
William Lidwell

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Familiarity plays a primary role in aesthetic appeal and acceptance; people like things more when frequently exposed to them.

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William Lidwell

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Design Principles – Constrains simplify usability and minimize errors

Use constraints to improve the clarity, usability and intuitiveness of your design

Constrains, as methods of limiting the actions that can be performed on a system, simplify usability and minimize errors. For example, dimming or hiding options that are not available at a particular time effectively constrains the options that can be selected.

Proper application of constraints in this fashion makes designs easier to use and dramatically reduces the probability of error during interaction. Simply put; constrains simplify usability and minimize errors!

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