5 Ways to Stop Cognitive Overload From Killing Your UX
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This avoidance of “overload” is as old as UI design. Card & Moran covered all of the experimental psychology about UI design and the human responses to it. Ignoring these scientific “performance specifications” of humans is a well established way to create overload. UI from Xerox PARC Star to Mac to Windows are all based on them.