A counter-approach to sticky user experience design.
A very much needed perspective for non-immersive mediums and use cases.
Finds application in automobiles, medical instrumentation and other context-sensitive applications.
While this design concept is not really new, Jake Zukowski, Assistant Creative Director at frog design, has coined the term slippy UX to describe a very natural progression from sticky user experiences, for which the design goal is to get a user to notice, then stick around and continue using your Web site, application, or product. In contrast, the goal when designing a slippy user experience is for it to catch a user’s eye, then seamlessly integrate with that person’s life, and support whatever he or she needs. This type of experience lets people get on with their life while it does useful things for them. Think of user interfaces for cars, critical medical devices, airplanes, or connected homes.
Anyone who has ever designed a user interface for an airplane, a nuclear reactor, or a military application knows very well the importance of such slippy experiences. When a soldier is racing down a dirt road in a Humvee in dangerous territory, the last thing he needs is a sticky user experience for an application that navigates for him and keeps a lookout for things in the road and enemy combatants. This type of experience should enhance, not interfere with what a user is doing; nor should it consume too much of a user’s attention.
Session difficulty level: In-depth talks
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