There’s nothing worse than logging into an online service, attempting to carry out a task that was supposed to be simple, and then getting frustrated at how there doesn’t seem to be a way to do what you want. What’s even worse is when your screen is cluttered with buttons and alerts that don’t seem to make sense. Control and Visibility are some of Nielson’s Heuristics and I’d like to share with you an example that personally threw me off track and how it might be addressed.
When you’re a baby you do nothing but sleep; that sounds amazing to me right now to be honest! As you get older we know that young kids and teenagers love to stay up late when they can for a variety of reasons, usually whatever they’re passionate about at the time. The stereotype of young adults is to hang on to this habit a little whilst getting just enough sleep to wake up for work the next day. As for me, I grew up enjoying the peaceful mornings and I’ll tell you why it kicks ass.