Superfluous Instructions in Apple Music App

The Apple Music app on iOS now displays an instructional card to tell users that they can scroll the viewport:

applemusiccard.jpg

When something that should be obvious isn’t, you don’t fix it by adding instructions. Instead, you accept that your design is bad and find a better solution.

As Donald Norman wrote in his seminal book The Design of Everyday Things: “Complex things may require explanation, but simple things should not.”

(via)

Advertisements