Luca Leone is a freelance self-taught interaction designer with a background in macroeconomics from his formal studies at Milano Bocconi University. He works with small and big companies on websites and apps projects. Follow Luca on Twitter.
Anders Schmidt Hansen is a user experience designer, developer and entrepreneur with a background in Information Science at Aarhus University, Denmark. He works in the intersection between entrepreneurship, web development and design. Follow Anders on Twitter.
It’s well known that, in the ’80s, Microsoft and Apple made the graphical user interface (GUI), the dominant interface on desktop computers. What’s less known is that the GUI, whose navigation is based on pages and links, is not the only possible interface. And we know that finding our way in a modern GUI, whether for a website or application, is not always easy.
One problem is of design, meaning that an interface could simply be poorly designed. But a different problem may very well be the way our brains are wired; even well-designed interfaces can be difficult to navigate and use.