I had a long and thorough conversation with a front-end cryptocurrency developer about pulling off a perfect user experience for an upcoming app. It struck me that every situation where the experience was best had the most severely limited choice, and every UX nightmare we were trying to hypothetically avoid involved essentially tricking the user into not knowing or seeing how the whole process worked “under the hood.” Good UX, essentially, is a magic trick.

Good user experience involves a lot of misdirection away from the inner workings Providing a great user experience for the customer is more about deception than anything. Let me clarify: this doesn’t mean it involves lying to the customer, but rather in having them believe that the whole process is much more simple than it actually is.

Apple products have intentionally stripped-down and limited interfaces to give the experience of touching physical objects instead of all the code that goes on in the background. Banks pay interest, many offer free checking, and seemingly let you withdraw your balance at any time, without letting on that they actually don’t have your money anymore and make you pay for checking services etc.

by loaning it out at much higher rates. An automatic transmission vehicle simply runs smoothly, without showing off shifting gears, fuel injection, and all the various inner workings of the internal combustion engine.

A good consumer-facing product has to feel like it really just runs on magic, and there’s a good deal of trickery and sleight of hand to get to this experience. “Magic internet money” still feels a little rough Some hurdles will be difficult to gloss over Introducing “UX magic” will be significantly more difficult with some setups. For example, any coin that does not leave more transaction capacity available than is currently needed, and allows a fee market to develop, will have a very difficult time getting that magic feel when transaction fees and times vary wildly. Read more from dashforcenews.com…

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