UX Poland 2016 - Marcin Bober - Invisible UI and other lies.
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Invisible UI and other liesSimplicity considered harmful MARCIN BOBERUX POLANDApril 14, 2016@MARCINBOBERThe opinions expressed in this presentation representmy own and not those of my employer.We are not designing for idiots.HYBRID OPERATING ROOM GOOGLE DATA CENTER What is invisible design? You have two goblets before you. One is of solid gold () the other is of crystal-clear glass, thin as a bubble, and as transparent. Pour and drink; and according to your choice of goblet, I shall know whether or not you are a connoisseur of wine. For if you have no feelings about wine one way or the other, you will want the sensation of drinking the stuff out of a vessel that may have cost thousands of pounds; but if you are a member of that vanishing tribe, the amateurs of fine vintages, you will choose the crystal, because everything about it is calculated to reveal rather than hide the beautiful thing which it was meant to contain. The Crystal Goblet, or Printing Should Be Invisible by Beatrice WardeThe Crystal Goblet, or Printing Should Be Invisible by Beatrice WardeThe book typographer has the job of erecting a window between the reader inside the room and that landscape which is the author's words. 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 transparent or invisible typography. HelveticaData-ink ratio Edward Tufte, 1983Data-ink is the non-erasable core of a graphic, thenon-redundant ink arranged in response to variation in the numbers represented. Study of a box plotInvisible computerDon Norman, 1998 The technology should be invisible, hidden from sight. Golden Krishna, 2012The best UI is noUI Eliminate interfaces toembrace natural processesGolden KrishnaAvoiding a digital interface means you dont waste time learning, troubleshooting, and using a screen you dont need to be using anyway. Thats good design thinking. What is wrong with invisible design?NothingbutHiding complexity can be detrimental to user experience.Arthur C. ClarkeAny sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. What if the magic fails?Dieter RamsGood design makes a product understandable. Excessive automation hinders masteryLegal and moral issuesUI = cultureSteve B. Johnson, Interface CultureThe interface came into the world under the cloak of efficiency, and it is now emergingchrysalis-styleas a genuine art form. The best architecture is no architecture?No UI = no funWhy are we here??Doug EngelbartBoosting mankinds capability for coping with complex, urgent problems. MEMEX, 1945Do not hide complexity, help to embrace it.Thank you!Invisible UI and other liesSimplicity Considered HarmfulMARCIN BOBERUX POLANDApril 14, 2016@MARCINBOBER
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