Top Articles of the Week #09 : User Experience (UX)
Top Articles of the week on user experience (UX). These articles talk about UX for autonomous cars, improve site search, UX needs new set of rules for IoT and tips to hold users attention.
As self-driving software and hardware are becoming more mature, Waymo is investing more on user experience. The goal of the user interface inside the vehicle is to provide a clear sense of what the car can see, and what the virtual driver intends to do. Research shows that a lot of the communication between a human driver and their passenger occurs non-verbally, so the challenge for Waymo has been to recreate that experience, which is generally one of mutual trust between passenger and rider, between human users and the autonomous vehicle itself. The focus is on making the rider feel comfortable with the driving decisions being made.
Search is like a conversation between the user and system: the user expresses their information need as a query, and the system expresses its response as a set of results. Factors to keep in mind for site search: 1) Location of search box 2) Proper size for input field 3) Auto suggestion mechanism
Until now, developers and designers worried about what was happening on the screen with their apps — mainly the user interface, and the speed of responsiveness of the UI to users. Now, what happens when you have to worry about thousands of screenless devices? UX is not just the responsibility of the designers, but everyone involved, including product strategy and engineering.
What’s the difference between you and a goldfish? Goldfish have an average attention span of nine seconds while people now have an average of a whole eight seconds. The key to successful business is to cut through the clutter by applying user experience (UX) principles that capture and hold user attention.Here are six UX tips to creatively embrace this constraint.