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|Description||today, 12:13 Satisficing Michael Tsai : My experience is that users donât like to see too many options at once, but that more items on screen where one is clearly the one you want is preferable to having to go through different modes to find the...|
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ignore the code. today, 12:13. Satisficing. Michael Tsai :
My experience is that users donât like to see too many options at once, but that more items on screen where one is clearly the one you want is preferable to having to go through different modes to find the desired item thatâs hidden.
When navigating a user interface, most people employ a behavior psychologists call satisficing: they pick the first UI element they find that looks like it will bring them closer to where they want to go. I’ve written about this in my book :
A rule similar to the âthe fewer clicks, the betterâ rule is that you must constrain the number of options given to the user; do not make her choose from more than seven options. The reason given for this idea is that humans are incapable of processing more than seven possible choices. Like the âfewer clicksâ rule, this rule is wrong.
The âseven ruleâ originates from a paper published in 1956 by Princeton Universityâs cognitive ...
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