Look around you. There’s a field surrounded by trees, a curb along a street, a raised subway platform, a sign-in invitation, a checkout process with five steps—indications of boundaries, of edges. Of frames. The field, the city, the transport system, the website—none have inherent boundaries. Yet they take on different boundaries when designers frame them. Designers, then, shape opportunities for user experience.
We make frames.
This, today, on 52 weeks of UX, where I had the honor of being a guest author. Head over to see the whole piece, and Joshua Porter’s response. The entire publication is delightful, intended to provide two brief pieces each week for 52 weeks, modeled on a similar 100-item handbook for architects.