What Makes Design Intuitive?

It’s basically, they (the user) will just know what to do. They can walk up to it and know what to do right away, and they don’t feel they would need any training, whether explicit or implicit. It’s obvious.

Video: Jared Spool “What Makes Design Intuitive?”

MFA Interaction Design Spring Lectures: Jared Spool from MFA Interaction Design on Vimeo.

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  1. Nothing new there. Pulled my 20-year old first printing of Donald Norman’s “The Psychology of Everyday Things*” off the shelf, and it’s the same thing. How to use a thing should be, when possible, obvious in the thing’s design.

    (* was renamed “Design of Everyday Things” long ago)

  2. A must-have book for ANYONE.