IxD Best Practices, March 2014

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A guest lecture presentation on Interaction Design Best Practices given at Penn's campus in Philadelphia.

Includes heuristics from Jacob Nielsen, Abby Covert, Erik Dahl's UX Axioms.

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IxD Best Practices, March 2014

  1. 1. The reason I talk to myself is that I'm the only one whose answers ! I accept.
  2. 2. IxD Best Practices David Farkas! @dafark8! dafark8@gmail.com Ixd Best Practices, March 2014 David Farkas @Dafark8
  3. 3. Best Practice noun! 1.commercial or professional procedures that are accepted or prescribed as being correct or most effective.! "the proprietors are keen to ensure best practice in food preparation, storage, and serving"! (via google) Ixd Best Practices, March 2014 David Farkas @Dafark8
  4. 4. When someone says “best practice” what I hear is “I don’t know”
  5. 5. Heuristics Heuristics refers to experience-based techniques for problem solving, learning, and discovery that give a solution which is not guaranteed to be optimal.! ! ! (via wikipedia) Ixd Best Practices, March 2014 David Farkas @Dafark8
  6. 6. Heuristics Are:
  7. 7. Guidelines Ixd Best Practices, March 2014 David Farkas @Dafark8
  8. 8. Double Edge Sword Ixd Best Practices, March 2014 David Farkas @Dafark8
  9. 9. As Good As You Ixd Best Practices, March 2014 David Farkas @Dafark8
  10. 10. Limited Ixd Best Practices, March 2014 David Farkas @Dafark8
  11. 11. A Starting Point Ixd Best Practices, March 2014 David Farkas @Dafark8
  12. 12. Where to Find Them
  13. 13. Jacob Nielsen, 10 Heuristics Ixd Best Practices, March 2014 David Farkas @Dafark8
  14. 14. Visibility of System Status Ixd Best Practices, March 2014 David Farkas @Dafark8
  15. 15. Match System and Real World Ixd Best Practices, March 2014 David Farkas @Dafark8
  16. 16. User Control, User Freedom Ixd Best Practices, March 2014 David Farkas @Dafark8
  17. 17. Consistency & Standards Ixd Best Practices, March 2014 David Farkas @Dafark8
  18. 18. Error Prevention Ixd Best Practices, March 2014 David Farkas @Dafark8
  19. 19. Recognition > Recall Ixd Best Practices, March 2014 David Farkas @Dafark8
  20. 20. Flexibility & Efficiency Ixd Best Practices, March 2014 David Farkas @Dafark8
  21. 21. Aesthetics & Minimalism Ixd Best Practices, March 2014 David Farkas @Dafark8
  22. 22. Recognize, Diagnose, Recover Ixd Best Practices, March 2014 David Farkas @Dafark8
  23. 23. Help & Documentation Ixd Best Practices, March 2014 David Farkas @Dafark8
  24. 24. Jacob Nielsen’s Heuristics 1.Visibility of system status! 2.Match between system and real world! 8.Aesthetic and minimalist design! 9.Help users recognize, diagnose, and recover from errors! 3.User control and freedom! 10.Help and Documentation 4.Consistency & Standards! 5.Error prevention! 6.Recognition rather than recall! 7.Flexibility and efficiency of use! Ixd Best Practices, March 2014 David Farkas @Dafark8
  25. 25. Abby Covert, IA Heuristics Ixd Best Practices, March 2014 David Farkas @Dafark8
  26. 26. Findable Ixd Best Practices, March 2014 David Farkas @Dafark8
  27. 27. Accessible Ixd Best Practices, March 2014 David Farkas @Dafark8
  28. 28. Clear Ixd Best Practices, March 2014 David Farkas @Dafark8
  29. 29. Communicate Ixd Best Practices, March 2014 David Farkas @Dafark8
  30. 30. Useful Ixd Best Practices, March 2014 David Farkas @Dafark8
  31. 31. Credible Ixd Best Practices, March 2014 David Farkas @Dafark8
  32. 32. Controllable Ixd Best Practices, March 2014 David Farkas @Dafark8
  33. 33. Valuable Ixd Best Practices, March 2014 David Farkas @Dafark8
  34. 34. Learnable Ixd Best Practices, March 2014 David Farkas @Dafark8
  35. 35. Delightful Ixd Best Practices, March 2014 David Farkas @Dafark8
  36. 36. Abby Covert’s IA Heuristics Ixd Best Practices, March 2014 David Farkas @Dafark8
  37. 37. Erik Dahl, UX Axioms Ixd Best Practices, March 2014 David Farkas @Dafark8
  38. 38. It's all about people Ixd Best Practices, March 2014 David Farkas @Dafark8
  39. 39. Pay Attention to Patterns Ixd Best Practices, March 2014 David Farkas @Dafark8
  40. 40. Big Picture and Details Ixd Best Practices, March 2014 David Farkas @Dafark8
  41. 41. Tame Complexity Ixd Best Practices, March 2014 David Farkas @Dafark8
  42. 42. Make Stuff Then Kill It Ixd Best Practices, March 2014 David Farkas @Dafark8
  43. 43. Engender Trust http://larboardwatch.tumblr.com/post/47716302757/wearetravy-whale-whale-whale-good-morning Ixd Best Practices, March 2014 David Farkas @Dafark8
  44. 44. Collaborate Ixd Best Practices, March 2014 David Farkas @Dafark8
  45. 45. Design Patterns In software engineering, a design pattern is a general reusable solution to a commonly occurring problem within a given context in software design.! ! ! (wikipedia) Ixd Best Practices, March 2014 David Farkas @Dafark8
  46. 46. Design Patterns Ixd Best Practices, March 2014 David Farkas @Dafark8
  47. 47. Yeah, So What?
  48. 48. Heuristic Reviews Ixd Best Practices, March 2014 David Farkas @Dafark8
  49. 49. Landscape Analysis Ixd Best Practices, March 2014 David Farkas @Dafark8
  50. 50. Workflow Analysis Ixd Best Practices, March 2014 David Farkas @Dafark8
  51. 51. Wireframe Design Ixd Best Practices, March 2014 David Farkas @Dafark8
  52. 52. Critique Ixd Best Practices, March 2014 David Farkas @Dafark8
  53. 53. Things to Remember!
  54. 54. There is no “right” answer Ixd Best Practices, March 2014 David Farkas @Dafark8
  55. 55. You will be wrong Ixd Best Practices, March 2014 David Farkas @Dafark8
  56. 56. The other person is wrong too Ixd Best Practices, March 2014 David Farkas @Dafark8
  57. 57. Good design comes from pushing Ixd Best Practices, March 2014 David Farkas @Dafark8
  58. 58. Resources (posted online) ✤ Jacob Nielsen’s Heuristics ! ✤ wellie.com! ✤ http://www.nngroup.com/ articles/ten-usabilityheuristics/! ✤ Additional Reading:! Designing the Conversation (Unger, Nunnally)! ✤ ✤ Usability Inspection Methods (if you can find it!)! ✤ ✤ ✤ Rosenfeld Media Book Collection Abby Covert’s IA Heuristics! abbytheia.wordpress.com/ 2012/02/04/ia_heuristics/! ✤ Erik Dahl’s UX Axioms uxaxioms.com! ✤ patterntap.com! Ixd Best Practices, March 2014 David Farkas @Dafark8
  59. 59. Let’s Try It Out
  60. 60. Thank you

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