A user interface is like a joke


“A user interface is like a joke. If you have to explain it, it’s not that good”. – Martin Leblanc

If someone tells you a joke, they expect you to laugh at them. And it sounds strange if you do not understand the joke and there is no response from your side.

The person telling the joke must explain it, and the situation is no longer always funny.

Same case with user interface.

When a user comes to your product, they should be able to find actions that they can take with the design.

If the user interface has to define itself to its user in each step, it is not possible to navigate the user’s flow smoothly.

Descriptive design guides the user while working on it. It provides the necessary help and guidance to its user in a natural way. No one wants to refer to helpers every time they get caught up in something. Instead, the user leaves the product where they can not achieve their goals effectively.

The beautiful design helps its users kindly by providing the necessary details, warning messages and error in each case.

The design should be self-explanatory and understandable to the user by simplifying its use. Easy to use is the most important factor that frustrates users when they get lost.

“If you find an element of your interface in need of instructions, you will need to reset it.” – Dan Rubin

The best way to build an understandable design is to get a general user response and improve user experience based on it.