Developing New Experiences, Foundational Sessions

T02 UX Design Fundamentals: What Do Your Users Really See


8:00am - 9:15am

Level: Introductory

Billy Hollis

Developer. Designer. Speaker. Author.

Developers are often unaware of how their users actually see their screens. In this UX design session, we'll discuss the most important principles concerning how the human brain and visual system determine how users see application interfaces. We'll look at Gestalt principles for grouping and highlighting, inattentional blindness and change blindness, how users scan through a view, and how to promote clarity in interfaces with levels of emphasis. Tests will help attendees see how they personally experience these principles, and better understand the challenges faced by their users when views and pages are not designed to respect design principles.

You will learn:

  • Understand limitations in the human visual system for experiencing computer screens
  • Principles to leverage the human visual system for better and faster understanding of interfaces
  • Comparisons of real app views done badly and redesigned to be better