Errors happen. It’s inevitable that any system will fail at times. Often failures are attributed to human error. Most, though are really due to design errors. As designers what can we do to minimize errors and their effects on our sites and in our applications?
There are a number of strategies and a lot to cover. We’ll begin today with a look at errors in general, the different types and causes of errors, and offer a quick mention of the strategies at our disposal. Then we’ll look in more detail at the first of these strategies for countering errors, affordance. Continue reading