Skip the intro, don’t skip onboarding!

Have you downloaded an app recently? There appears to be an increasing trend of apps inserting marketing slides into their initial experience and calling that “onboarding”. Usually what follows next is a set of form fields to set up your account.

Like the “Flash intros” of yore, this trend is completely horrible. 🙂 Read on to find out why! Continue reading “Skip the intro, don’t skip onboarding!”

Skip the intro, don’t skip onboarding!

Consistency and User Experience

If your designs are so consistent, are you just a one-trick pony?
Is consistency good UX? Or does it turn your work into a one-trick pony?

Consistency is boring. Creating designs to fit cookie cutter patterns is not very fun. Designing for consistency is perhaps the least glamorous aspect of design. Yet consistency is one of the more important principles when creating interactive systems, that is easy to ignore.

Don’t get me wrong. Being creative and “pushing the envelope” is important. Thinking beyond narrow parameters can lead product teams in new directions which can be incredibly valuable for growth. But there’s also a time and place for that kind of work, and there are times when things should be reeled in and made more consistent.

But why? What value does consistency offer? I will explore those types of questions, and more! Read on! Continue reading “Consistency and User Experience”

Consistency and User Experience