Are UX/UI “standards” lacking???

April 1, 2010

Jared Spool has reported that only about 10% of the user interface design questions raised by developers over the course of a typical project can be answered by reference to platform-based published guides.

Does this mean that the standards are lacking?

Or does this mean that we can’t categorize UX/UI (User Experience / User Interface) design specific enough, and apply it to a platform?

Or worse, does this mean that the people who are responsible for defining and publishing these guides don’t know their users or know how their users actually use said platforms?

These are just a few of the questions that keep running through my head as I continue to explore usability and UX/UI design.  Hopefully I can find answers to some of these questions in the near future.

Currently reading:  “Software For Use – A Practical Guide to the Models and Methods of Usage-Centered Design”