Designing for flow

Don’t make me switch pages

Rule of thumb: Don’t make the user switch to another page unless the context is also changing

Don’t make me change my input device

Rule of thumb: Try to stick to a consistent input device throughout a given interaction

Don’t show me a notification unless it’s urgent

Rule of thumb: Don’t interrupt a user with notifications unless it needs their attention immediately.

When to break flow on purpose

Rule of thumb: Break a users flow deliberately when the consequence of an action requires more deliberate thought




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