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Recognition vs.Recall in User Interfaces

by Raluca Budiu
3 minute video

Summary:manbetx官方网站手机版Design user interfaces to facilitate memory recognition which is easier than recall because there are more cues available to facilitate the retrieval of information from memory.("Recognition rather than recall" is #6 on the list of top 10 user interface heuristics.)


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Showing users things they can recognize improves usability over needing to recall items from scratch because the extra context helps users retrieve information from memory.