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Juggling Jam: Applying Hick’s Law to Web Design

Choice is a strange thing. The decisions we make shape everything we do, everything we are.

We deem choice a luxury. Liberating people with added choice was the running theme of the last century. Giving women the choice to vote. Removing racial segregations, opening up a plethora of choices for minorities across the world.

It seems only logical then to presume that offering an increased amount of choice is a great thing. Liberating people, allowing them to choose exactly what they want.

You’d be wrong.
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Anyone Can Design, Only a Few Can Be Good

Design has never been more accessible than at this moment, and design is getting more and more accessible. Not only are design tools more user friendly, design thinking is a skill-set that is used from call agents to CEO’s. This is a very good thing, it makes that almost everything we see, hear, feel, taste or use is designed. As a designer this makes me happy.

What doesn’t make me happy, is a bad design. Which is exactly the downfall of the design age we live in, everything is designed, but only a few things are designed by actual designers. And you can tell when it’s not designed by a designer, even if it’s not that poor.

A good designer is ethical by definition

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One simple question to get to the root of any design problem Design

One simple question to get to the root of any design problem

I believe that the difference between a good and a poor UX designer is that a good UX designer finds out all the questions a user has and answers them well in his design. A poor UX designer creates a design that actually raises more questions than it solves. Let me explain a method I use to get to the good questions.

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