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that theory doesn't sit well with me as it suggests users expect an app icon (more specifically an app logo) that does not have an up affordance sitting with it to provide the up functionality anyway.
I can't parse what you're saying here. The theory I mentioned doesn't suggest any such thing. What they're suggesting is that when users expect to be able to go up or bring out a menu they look to the top left. That's all it's saying, no more, no less.
People were entering an article for the first time in Pocket and then wanting to head back "up the tree" and were naturally expecting to be able to do that by hitting the top left button as you can in so many apps now.Oct 1, 2013
- I think the theory oversimplifies the nuances of the UX involved and that Pocket didn't quite grasp the root cause of the problem. Close, but it's a little deeper than that.Oct 1, 2013
- it sounds like you're just going off your gut opinion, but Pocket actually used test cases so I'm going to go with their interpretation...Oct 1, 2013
- we can take Pocket's word that users said "up" of their own volition, without any prompting in User Testing...my gut doubts the average user would, rather grumbles that they were prompted to provide that answer (which is definitely in the right direction), an answer that blocks exploration of the slightly deeper connection between a typical CAB's done/tick. I've been part of User Testing and seen it's easy to bias results, steering towards preconceived expected results.
If expectation is whatever-is-on-the-left-yields-up (as you've said, no?), then why even bother showing an up affordance ever?Oct 1, 2013
- Oct 1, 2013
- so true, wish more apps did this.Oct 2, 2013