UIE Article – Focusing On What Our Users Shouldn’t Focus On

Jared Spool

March 23rd, 2016

In this week’s article I talk about authentication as a microinteraction.

Here’s an excerpt from the article:

Authentication is a necessary evil in today’s world of trust, privacy, and security. It is designed to be selectively usable. A good authentication system needs to be unusable for unwanted intruders. However, it needs to be extremely usable for the legitimate users. Poorly designed authentication systems fail in two ways: either they let in the wrong people or they make it too hard for the right people.

But authentication shouldn’t be the focal point of a users’ experience with our designs. In fact, if the person is the right person, it shouldn’t be anywhere on their radar.

Read the article: Focusing On What Our Users Shouldn’t Focus On

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