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It may have been an April Fools' joke but the message can still be read in reverse and appreciated. The Nielsen Norman Group produced a cracker of an article called Difficult Designs Are Better (for Humanity) that highlighted various usability concerns, like how important it is to challenge your visitors by making navigation "joyfully suprising" and give nothing away upfront and instead force your users to go deeper on your site to find more. Brilliant!

GoodUI is a collection of tips and tricks to consider when improving the general usability of your website design. A few that caught my eye were:

  • use contrast
  • try fewer form field in your forms
  • selling benefits instead of features
  • stick to conventions (rather than reinventing the wheel)
  • add labels to your icons to be clear
  • present fewer options
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