UX Poland 2016 - Marcin Bober - Invisible UI and other lies

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<ul><li><p>Invisible UI and other liesSimplicity considered harmful </p><p>MARCIN BOBER</p><p>UX POLANDApril 14, 2016</p><p>@MARCINBOBER</p></li><li><p>The opinions expressed in this presentation representmy own and not those of my employer.</p></li><li><p>We are not designing for idiots.</p></li><li><p>HYBRID OPERATING ROOM </p></li><li><p>GOOGLE DATA CENTER </p></li><li><p>What is invisible design?</p></li><li><p> You have two goblets before you. One is of solid gold () the other is of </p><p>crystal-clear glass, thin as a bubble, and as transparent. Pour and drink; </p><p>and according to your choice of goblet, I shall know whether or not you </p><p>are a connoisseur of wine. For if you have no feelings about wine one </p><p>way or the other, you will want the sensation of drinking the stuff out of </p><p>a vessel that may have cost thousands of pounds; but if you are a </p><p>member of that vanishing tribe, the amateurs of fine vintages, you will </p><p>choose the crystal, because everything about it is calculated to reveal </p><p>rather than hide the beautiful thing which it was meant to contain. </p><p>The Crystal Goblet, or Printing Should Be Invisible by Beatrice Warde</p></li><li><p>The Crystal Goblet, or Printing Should Be Invisible by Beatrice Warde</p><p>The book typographer has the job of erecting a window between the reader inside the room and that landscape </p><p>which is the author's words. </p><p>He may put up a stained-glass window of marvellous beauty, but a failure as a window. Or he may work in what I call </p><p>transparent or invisible typography. </p></li><li><p>Helvetica</p></li><li><p>Data-ink ratio</p></li><li><p> Edward Tufte, 1983</p><p>Data-ink is the non-erasable core of a graphic, thenon-redundant ink arranged in response to </p><p>variation in the numbers represented. </p></li><li><p>Study of a box plot</p></li><li><p>Invisible computer</p></li><li><p>Don Norman, 1998 </p><p>The technology should be invisible, hidden from sight. </p></li><li><p>Golden Krishna, 2012</p><p>The best UI is noUI </p></li><li><p>Eliminate interfaces toembrace natural processes</p></li><li><p>Golden Krishna</p><p>Avoiding a digital interface means you dont waste time learning, troubleshooting, and using a screen you </p><p>dont need to be using anyway. </p><p>Thats good design thinking. </p></li><li><p>What is wrong with invisible design?</p></li><li><p>Nothing</p></li><li><p>but</p></li><li><p>Hiding complexity can be detrimental to user experience.</p></li><li><p>Arthur C. Clarke</p><p>Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. </p></li><li><p>What if the magic fails?</p></li><li><p>Dieter Rams</p><p>Good design makes a product understandable. </p></li><li><p>Excessive automation hinders mastery</p></li><li><p>Legal and moral issues</p></li><li><p>UI = culture</p></li><li><p>Steve B. Johnson, Interface Culture</p><p>The interface came into the world under the cloak of efficiency, and it is now emergingchrysalis-styleas a genuine art form. </p></li><li><p> The best architecture is no architecture?</p></li><li><p>No UI = no fun</p></li><li><p>Why are we here?</p></li><li><p>?</p></li><li><p>Doug Engelbart</p><p>Boosting mankinds capability for coping with complex, urgent problems. </p></li><li><p>MEMEX, 1945</p></li><li><p>Do not hide complexity, help to embrace it.</p></li><li><p>Thank you!</p></li><li><p>Invisible UI and other liesSimplicity Considered Harmful</p><p>MARCIN BOBER</p><p>UX POLANDApril 14, 2016</p><p>@MARCINBOBER</p></li></ul>