Lab Design Technology Notes - Coggle Diagram
Lab Design Technology Notes
People automatically look for them
Use simple geometric drawing of the object. Easier to recognize icons than geons.
Favor 2D over 3D. *Can slow down recognition and comprehension.
Scans based on past experiences
Most important in top third or middle.
Design to scan. *Avoid bouncing back and forth!
Hovering options vs no mouse
Reading and comprehension
Understand vs. remember
Tailor reading to audience level. Simple words/few syllables
Longer--(100 per line) if speed is an issue
Shorter---(45-72) if reading speed is less important
Multipage--a happy medium (45-72) with multiple columns and short line length
Make info stick
Over and over again
understand schemata to target audience
Point out what schemata is
Learn from example
Don't tell, SHOW them.
Pictures and screenshots
Videos as example
Attention is selective
Pay attn. to only one thing and ignore the rest
Task not too long.
Steps over and over again.
Repeatedly? Make easy, trade offs
Provide choice! They can choose items they want and then perform
Assume "least amount of work possible"
People look for "good-enough" than optimal solution
Provide if easy to learn
Don't assume will always use.
Provide most logical defaults
Encompass all of these. It's frustating not having an easy, clear model to follow.
Expect don't know anything
Clear, easy directions
Assume don't know how. Remember what it felt like figuring it out?
Use that to better your project.