The myth of discoverability

“Discoverability is often defined as the ability for a user of a design to locate something that they need, in order to complete a certain task. It’s commo

“Discoverability is often defined as the ability for a user of a design to locate something that they need, in order to complete a certain task. It’s common to hear programmers and designers utter the phrase ‘that won’t be discoverable,’ while pointing to a specific command or link they believe users will fail to find. The trap, and the myth, of discoverability is that in any design, not everything can be discoverable. There are two flavors of the myth: the core myth, and it’s corollary.”


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Date:
November 24, 2016
Author:
XPLANE