computer_modelSlideShare’s “Seductive Interactions: An Art & Science” is an engaging presentation on design strategy. Of the 175 clicks I found¬†click 85, most valuable – its title:¬†What Do We Know About People?

they listed my ux take
We’re curious Don’t list features and functions, let users discover them
We’re also afraid of change Forecast changes and promote upcoming redesigns
We seek patterns Be predictable, have consistency in menu, headers, colors, etc.
We like to order and organize things Sort options, customize pages, Flickr Organizr
We’re intensely self centered Tell a friend, favorites, iLike, StumbleUpon
We’re lazy 175 click slides are manageable w/a jump feature
We’re visual thinkers and learners Thus SlideShare and demo video popularity
We like to be the hero of the story We promote our thoughts and actions (blog, tweet) more than others
We don’t like to make choices, but we like choice We are entice by Chrome’s market growth, but we just can’t leave FireFox
We like to be in control (and to be guided) Allowing users to choose when to upgrade and provide demos
We find novelty and surprise interesting New features and functions keep us coming back for more
and so on We can generalize about people/users, but should always seek their feedback and act on it

Thanks for reading my hero story. Here is the Seductive Interactions show, for more novelty and surprises.