Month: May 2015

On-Boarding: Lowering the User Interaction Learning Curve

Design by Ben

On-boardingUI When Apple updated to iOS 8 it led smartphone users to the “Tips” app which helped people get acquainted with the device’s new features.

If you have recently updated your phone’s software or downloaded a new app you may have seen something like the image above. A unique prompt window welcomes you and introduces the many features available within the new application, highlighting buttons, tools, and ways to interact. The problem is that once you get through all the “next” buttons, this window disappears never to be seen again. Personally, I find myself eagerly skipping through these instructions, saying to myself “Yeah, yeah I got it. I got it. When can I start playing with this thing?!” Then I get to a point where I am asking myself, “wait how do I do that again?” I imagine I am not the only person who has had this experience. This is a problem.

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