I've been noticing something lately, and it's been in the back of my mind long enough to write a blog post about:
The more my programming and general computer skills advance, the further from an "average" user my perspective becomes. In other words, my spectacular computer talents give me a slanted and potentially puzzling approach toward building Quizlet's interface. It's kind of like when scientists start talking to you about their projects, and they use all sorts of jargon and science-speak and you have no idea what they're talking about!
Why is this a problem for Quizlet? Things that seem obvious to me aren't obvious to regular users. And so it's easier for me to build a confusing interface that seems perfectly obvious to me but perfectly ridiculous to others. I think so far I've done a good job on Quizlet, keeping it simple and not letting its interface get too convoluted. But I could be flagrantly mistaken, and have no idea! The horror!
So now here are a few questions. Let's call it a report card on how I'm doing. What's confusing to you about Quizlet? What processes should be simplified? What have you had to spend some time to understand? Or is it just amazing and simple and perfect?
P.S. I should stop it with all the Photobooth pictures :)