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This week, we talk about counterintuitive user experiences that designers regularly design for in our day to day work. Let us know what we missed! As always, we catch up on feedback, tweets, and share our cool things of the week: a blog post explaining how to polish an interface, and a YouTube series about first-time reactions.
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- Paweł Sysiak asks: "Could you list some examples of common mistakes when creating experiences? What are some UX mistakes that are counter-intuitive and prevalent?"
- Stateful icons
- Two choices on leaf pages
- Primary actions placed in a navigation bar, which are harder to reach
- People don't read full screen interstitials
- The introduction of change is as important as the change itself
- Typographic hierarchy overrides structural hierarchy
- Buttons are better than gestures
- Gabriel Valdivia's tweet shows a great example.
- Iconography and colors aren't universal
- Watch Wired's video: Airport Expert Creates the Ideal Layout for LaGuardia Airport
- Data visualization colors should vary by brightness, not hue
- Brian shared Cleaning up form UI, a blog post by @nikitonsky which describes step by step how to polish an interface using grids, spacing, typographic hierarchy, and color.
- Marshall shared Holden Hardman's YouTube series, My Friend Watches. In this series of video, Holden introduces a friend to new movies and captures the reactions for the internet to enjoy.
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