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What UX Design Is All About, Explained With A Simple Banana
By Mikelle Leow, 03 Aug 2017
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UX design might seem complex, but in reality your project should be straightforward, simple to use, and easy to work with.
Online guidance platform WalkMe illustrates this concept simply by describing it with the help of the unpretentious banana.
Eating a banana should be a fruitful experience, much like maneuvering around your website or app. Have a look at some amusing analogies below and read the full post on WalkMe to learn more.
A banana’s color makes it easy to know it’s ready
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Thanks to a banana’s innate visual cues, you’ll be able to tell if it’s ready just by looking at it. You don’t have to test anything because a banana’s peel is designed to be obvious.
A banana can be eaten anytime and anywhere
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Besides telling you when it’s ready, a banana’s peel is designed to make carrying a banana around super convenient.
Bananas are mobile. The peel is a hard case that protects the banana—but when it’s time to eat, it unwraps easily without the need for tools.
Bananas are not sloppy. They’re clean and don’t require washing before you eat them. They don’t stain your hands or your clothes.
A banana is healthy and easy to eat
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Once it’s peeled, the process of eating a banana is comfortable and seamless. There are no hidden seeds, a pit, or a core that takes up most of the fruit.
Furthermore, bananas are the only fruit that help produce serotonin in your body, a chemical that makes you happy.
WalkMe also compares the simple banana to other fruit. “Watermelons, cantaloupe, and honeydew are large and heavy. Just bringing them from the store is a chore… The range of berries all are small, but so delicate you need proper containers to transport them.”
Read how else a banana compares to UX design by heading over to the WalkMe blog.
[via WalkMe, images via various sources]
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