Creating a great UX isn’t about a single screen. It’s about how all the screens fit together.
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Tunnel vision. It’s easy to get fixated on a single screen or a single feature in a product. When we’re passionate about what we’re working on, we can easily get stuck in the details.
When people are using your product they aren’t going to think “wow, that one screen was amazing”.
It’s not about one screen. It’s about how all the screens fit together to help solve the users problem or complete the task at hand.
As much as we want it to look perfect, it doesn’t matter. We are not the normal users. The average person using our products is happy when it solves a problem, not because it’s pixel perfect.
Questions & activities to help spark discussion and ideas on your team.
- For every screen that you work on ask yourself two questions: What did someone do before this screen? Where will they go next? These questions help establish context that’s so easily lost when you focus on one screen.
- Is your team stuck on a single page? Take a moment to zoom out by sketching out a rough screen map (site map) so you can see how all the screens fit together.