Not really, it’s more of a debate. We’ve decided to introduce debating as a way of harnessing Matt and Luke’s competitive natures for our own entertainment (and education).
The debates will take place in the Gold Members private forum. Find out how you can become a Gold Member here.
The debates will run for about a week. Anyone is welcome to join the debate by weighing in with opinions, and they will wrap up with a community vote.
The first debate is kicking off now, and the details are below.
[B]Debate #1: Usability vs. delight[/B]
[B]Topic: We should design for usability, then add delight.[/B]
As Zoltán Gócza of uxmyths.com states in Myth #27: UX design is about usability
[I]Designing for the user experience has a lot more to it than making a product usable. Usability allows people to easily accomplish their goals. UX design covers more than that, it’s about giving people a delightful and meaningful experience.
Benjamin Tollady asks on uxmastery.com
Should we design something delightful, then make it usable? Or should we make it usable first, then add delight afterwards
Luke will be arguing the affirmative, and Matt the negative.