7. Juli 2010

Complex Tasks

Im UX Magazine ist mal wieder ein guter Artikel erschienen: The Dirtiest Word in UX: Complexity.

Simplicity allows many applications to be powerful. The UIs are not clouded with unnecessary controls. They are focused on specific tasks and don’t get in the way by forcing the user to do too much at once. There are some occasions, though, that the normal workflow for a particular set of users is complex. Therefore, it can be expected that the application that controls these types of tasks will be more complex. In fact, a complex UI can sometimes be exactly what the user needs. For example, a dashboard that displays visualizations of large data sets can only ever be complex because its purpose is complex.

Ein guter Beitrag. Haben wir nicht alle ab und an mit sehr komplexen Apps oder Webseiten zu kämpfen?