Web Design | 22nd July 2019 By

The Psychology of Design

Psychology of Design. Why design and psychology go together?

I’m going to start this off with a quote:

“A user interface is like a joke. If you have to explain it, it’s not that good”. — Martin Leblanc

How can we design better? What does psychology have to do with design? 

Talk the talk and walk the walk; Top designer can confidently stand by their decisions. To know why you made certain decisions, and why they make sense is the key. 

It can’t just be “because it looks good”, there should be a bigger reason. The difference is a designer saying  “is this what you want?” to  “this is what you need.”.

It’s clear to me now that it is impossible to design anything effectively if you don’t take into account human experience and the way people think. 

So the next few blog articles will explore some important psychological design principles.

Here are the links to all the post about the Psychology of Design:

What is Hick’s Law? (2/7)
What is Miller’s Law? (3/7)
What is Jakob’s Law? (4/7)
What is the “Serial-position effect”? (5/7)
What is the Zeigarnik Effect? (6/7)
What is the Halo effect? (7/7)

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