Dominykas Rimša on Product design & developmentProduct & UX DesignerSome time ago
When was the last time you used a Floppy Disk to save something? Do you even know what that is? Or how long ago was the last time you used an actual handset to call someone? These things are way in the past and there’s a whole new generation of people who might not even know what these are. And yet we don’t think twice when clicking on a Floppy Disk icon to save a document or a Handset icon to pick up a call on our touchscreen phones. Should we get rid of old people icons? Or are they good to stay? What do you think?
The Floppy Disk means Save, and 14 other old people Icons that don't make sense anymore - Scott Hanselman
www.hanselman.com

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Justas JanauskasCEO @ Qoorio, Co-Founder @ Vinted, Angel Investor
What icon do you think of instead of an old floppy disk?
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Dominykas RimšaProduct & UX Designer
Could be something as ambiguous as a checkmark or maybe a cloud if you want an icon to resemble what’s actually happening, just brainstorming here 😅
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Rūta SimanaitytėMaster’s degree 👩🏻‍🔬| Working in 👩🏻‍💻| Ultimate 🐕 ❤️
More importantly what would you use instead of a handset icon? 😅 Most of the icons have a story behind. I think this way it’s even more meaningful! You might not ever hold a handset but you know for sure that 📞 stands for picking up your phone ☎️
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Why are original Post-its yellow? Is it for visual ergonomics, usability maybe? Is it part of 3M brand style? There must be well thought through reasons behind it, right? Well, here’s what Dr Geoff Nicholson (now retired VP of research & development at 3M) said when asked to explain his and his team decision - “We had some scrap yellow paper!” That’s it. It is an accident, a coincidence that post-its came out yellow. It wasn’t designed, it just happened and people at 3M rolled with it. Read a full interview with Dr Geoff Nicholson and see how nonchalant and funny he is about one of the most iconic accidents in product development.
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Ronaldas BuožisCinematography, tech and boats
It's the same story with 35mm film. The size for film negative was chosen randomly and became a 100 year standard that reached out to digital world as well.
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Dominykas Rimša on Product design & developmentProduct & UX DesignerSome time ago
As product development continues to shift more and more towards business-centered rather than human-centered design, removing “friction” becomes one of the key aspects of product optimization. Reducing “friction” pretty much means minimizing the cognitive load and number of steps a user has to take to reach the goal. However when you look at that goal from a business perspective it’s usually a conversion (most often some sort of transaction) and to get their users to that goal as quick as possible businesses are inclined to remove all friction blindly. The problem with that is that not all friction is bad for the user. Let me quote AirBnb’s design manager Steve Selzer - “...when we remove friction, we also remove moments for serendipity and self-reflection. At scale, this can erode our social values and increase our tendency toward intolerance and impatience, leaving us with a lack of resilience and an inability to navigate change.” Also one of the best examples of increasing instead of reducing friction comes from the same AirBnb - one of the last steps before you book a place is to send a personal message to the owner of that place. From a business perspective it’s absolutely not necessary and creates friction in the most important user flow of the product. But would they have decided to remove it or put it somewhere else they wouldn’t have built such a trusting community and wouldn’t have such a successful product. So be thoughtful with reducing friction and keep in mind that if used correctly and with the right intent it can actually benefit both your users and your business.
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Justas JanauskasCEO @ Qoorio, Co-Founder @ Vinted, Angel Investor
Agree with you and this is something on future list
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