Some user interfaces are good , some are bad ; we all know that. But why do designs differ in usability?
The easy answer is that some design teams have good designers, listen to their usability specialists, and comply with documented guidelines; other teams have bad designers, either do no usability or ignore the findings, and prefer their own pet theories to established best practices.
But this easy answer just begs a second question: Why are some teams more focused on the quality of the user experience than others? Thanks to a new dataset I just collected, we can now analyze this question statistically.
It’s extremely rare to have data...