Simple isn’t the Only Thing.

03/01/10 Joe

“Old-school Usability espouses the idea that user activities are onerous tasks that they want to get out of the way as soon as possible. While this is true in some cases, usability is now widely understood to be more of a hygiene factor – something that can cause dissatisfaction if missing, but its presence cannot take you beyond lack of dissatisfaction.” -

The story about how Betty Crocker made their product more complicated in order to make it more interactive, and emotional. Really great stuff.

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