UIETips: Designing Intuitive Microinteractions

Jared Spool

August 1st, 2013

In this week’s UIEtips, I talk about designing better microinteractions.

Here’s an excerpt from the article:

“Wait! What did you just do there?”

In this case, I had just unlocked my iPhone by sliding over a notification’s icon.

The person I was standing next to had never seen anyone unlock their phone that way. They’d had an iPhone since the very first days and had no idea you could do this.

Of course, why would they? There are no visual clues to tell you the notification icon is slideable. If you were told when you first got your phone, you probably wouldn’t remember now, unless you used it all the time.

Read the article: Designing Intuitive Microinteractions

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