Powerful Writing Qualities: Analyzing The Dangers of Delightful Design
The article I read on the dangers of “delightful” design included many of the powerful writing qualities mentioned on Dustin Wax’s list. The writing is extremely focused and to the point; it does not lag on about unnecessary details. The paragraphs are also extremely short and broken up, which makes for very easy readability. Visuals are included as well, which increases the engagement and improves readability.
The story also flows well, and has headlines within the text that break up the content. Each section is a mini article, and each idea can stand on its own, while also being one piece in an entire puzzle. The writer gives examples of when and why delightful design can have a negative impact on the writer, but also adds when it is appropriate.
The writing is also very concrete. Every headline is an abstract idea or rule about “delightful” UX design, and is then followed by concrete examples in the paragraph below.
The writer is evidently passionate and knowledgable about the topic, as he has sought out and collected examples of poor UX design in his everyday life. He could have easily kept these ideas to himself, and perhaps used them to improve upon his skills and projects, but instead he felt the need to share his ideas with the community. Moving forward, it’s important to take note of how you perceive delightful design in your everyday life in order to improve the user experience for everyone else.