UX principles from 1971

May 16, 2011

Hansen (1971) proposed the first (and perhaps the shortest) list of design principles in his paper, “User Engineering Principles for Interactive Systems.” Hansen’s principles were:

  1. Know the user
  2. Minimize memorization
  3. Optimize operations
  4. Engineer for errors

From: Theo Mandel, The Elements of User Interface Design, 1997

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