On 23/10/15 18:28, S Page wrote:
Obviously design is for users. But having a pleasant
using a design and understanding its nuances are very different
things. "Testing with your users to see if they understand the
difference between [two button colors]" seems crazy (unless I
misunderstand what designers mean by "understand"). Does Google test
to see if users understand the difference between the rounded edge and
the shadowed edge in Material? I really doubt it. Different colors and
treatments provide different experiences, and there are guidelines
when to use them.
That's nuances, details. Nevermind nuances. The question here is, on
whatever level, does the distinction help the user? Have users noticed
that there is a difference? Has it meant anything to them? Has anyone
looked into this?
If it's shown to help, that's all we need. We have a justification for
the maintenance overhead and stuff. And cookies. Always cookies. We
should all go get some cookies.