18. Are Users Really Stupid? On Intuitive Interface and Human Nature. Alan Kang firstname.lastname@example.org http://alankang.tistory.com http://twitter.com/alankang. Are users really stupid, or not?. http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/humor-i-will-use-google-before-asking-dumb-linux-question.html.
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Are Users Really Stupid?On Intuitive Interface and Human Nature
or this stupid?
Finally, you can press ANY key!!
When you move your wireless mouse upper side, the cursor on your monitor moves accordingly.Move something horizontally and the other thing, which is not related physically, moves vertically?For 45 billion years there's no such thing exists at all.
When you touch iPhone, it gives you visual and auditory feedbacks, without tactile feedback.For 45 billion years there's no such thing exists at all.
This guy definitely don’t know about the Haptic UI…
In a series of studies John Garcia gave rats some food, and then several hours later he gave them a dose of radiation that made them sick. Although the nausea occurred several hours after they ate, the rats generally learned in a single trial never to eat that type of feed - seemingly responsible for their illness - again.
When Garcia paired the nausea with buzzers or light flashes, however, he could not train the rats to avoid them. In other words, rats seem to come into the world "preprogrammed" to learn some things easily, such as to avoid foods linked with nausea, but find it extraordinarily difficult to learn other things.
Some things are learned easily,but others are not.Some things are more humane,but others are not.Designers are forcing users to do inhumane things.
This guy definitely don’t know about UCD
We don’t know users User Research / Usability TestingWe need frequent feedbacks Agile MethodsWe need some guidelines Patterns, Heuristics, OS GuidelinesThere’re cultural differences Sociology, Anthropology…Something is missing here.
Humane Interface:Although users' task-related needs differ, your user population shares many common mental attributes. … interface designers can minimize their work by exploiting what is common to all humans with regard to interface-design requirements.
The Humane Interface (Addison-Wesley, 2000)
Evolutionary Psychology:Why is the mind designed the way it is - that is, what causal processes created, fashioned, or shaped the human mind into its current form?How is the human mind designed - what are its mechanisms or component parts, and how are they organized?What are the functions of the component parts and their organized structure - that is, what is the mind designed to do?How does input from the current environment, especially the social environment, interact with the design of the human mind to produce observable behavior?