Some questions are stupid because the answers are obvious and easy. But some questions are stupid because it’s hard to know where to start answering. Today’s is one of those:
“How do you make a design responsive?”
UX designers hate designing forms as much — or more — than users hate using them. But when developers tell you that your super-simple form won’t work, you might feel stuck. So let’s answer:
“Why can’t credit card numbers include spaces?”
To non-designers, UX often looks like a job where you mostly argue about button colours & headlines. That is barely any of what UX actually is, but it’s true that we do those things. So let’s answer:
“What link color gets the most clicks?”
Trends are powerful in design. Trends ARE design. As human beings, we always think the current designs are the best designs ever, until the next trend comes through. So today we will answer:
“Is flat design better for UX?”
Design trends change our preferences over time, and when someone asks you to explain your preference, you will try to rationalise your feelings by making them sound like facts, even if they aren’t.
So let’s answer:
“Are circles better than squares?”
You may have noticed a theme in the questions so far. Everybody wants to know the one right answer instead of understanding how things work. That’s the “get rich quick” version of UX.
And today’s question is no different:
“What is the best font size?”
There are a million places on the internet where you can type in your email address to register. Different people have different opinions about what should happen next. So today we will answer:
“Is an email confirmation bad UX?”
When you’re designing the menu of a new website, sometimes little UI details actually have a bigger effect than it seems.
You might hear yourself asking something like:
“Should I show the sub-menu on hover, click, or click-through?”