Imagine you have a search feature, and you find that basically no one is using it. That is, the number of loads you get on the dedicated search page is tiny. You make a tweak to your UI, and suddenly way more people are going to the search page! Sounds like a win, right?
I just discovered the site Little Big Details (via a UI designer’s Twitter feed…only I can’t remember whose).
Yes, yes, a thousand times yes. These sorts of details are what separate functional software from good software. This is the sort of thing I was talking about in “Priorities”. This is something that I think Apple gets right more than most people, but something which is good for everyone.
Whenever there’s a place in your program where you can leave things as they are, or make things easier on the user, and you’re not on a deadline, the right choice is always make things easier on the user.
- 2011-07-14 Priorities