32 Posters That Debunk Common UX Misconceptions

You may have heard of UX Myths from user-experience designer Zoltán Gócza. It’s basically a collection of 32 (now up to 33!) common web design user experience misconceptions that are systematically debunked using detailed data, deeply researched facts, and backed up and validated by quotes and resources from some well-known UX experts. We’re huge fans of the site and you should really check out if you haven’t already done so.

Anyway, Italian designer Alessandro Giammaria, from design agency That’s Com, is also a huge fan of UX Myths, and has created a beautiful collection of typographical posters that represent each and everyone of the myths. And the best thing of all? You can freely download all of them here. Before you download the posters you might like to have a look at all of them below.

The UX Myths Poster Series from Alessandro Giammaria

Myth 32: Success happens overnight

Myth 32: Success happens overnight

Myth 31: UX design is a step in a project

Myth 31: UX design is a step in a project

Myth 30: If you are an expert, you don’t need to test your design

Myth 30: If you are an expert, you don’t need to test your design

Myth 29: People are rational

Myth 29: People are rational

Myth 28: White space is wasted space

Myth 28: White space is wasted space

Myth 27: UX design is about usability

Myth 27: UX design is about usability

Myth 26: Usability testing = focus groups

Myth 26: Usability testing = focus groups

Myth 25: Aesthetics are not important if you have good usability

Myth 25: Aesthetics are not important if you have good usability

Myth 24: People always use your product the way you imagined they would

Myth 24: People always use your product the way you imagined they would

Myth 23: Choices should always be limited to 7+/-2

Myth 23: Choices should always be limited to 7+/-2

Myth 22: Usability testing is expensive

Myth 22: Usability testing is expensive

Myth 21: People can tell you what they want

Myth 21: People can tell you what they want

Myth 20: If it works for Amazon, it will work for you

Myth 20: If it works for Amazon, it will work for you

Myth 19: You don’t need the content to design a website

Myth 19: You don't need the content to design a website

Myth 18: Flash is evil

Myth 18: Flash is evil

Myth 17: The homepage is your most important page

Myth 17: The homepage is your most important page

Myth 16: Search will solve a website’s navigation problems

Myth 16: Search will solve a website's navigation problems

Myth 15: Users make optimal choices

Myth 15: Users make optimal choices

Myth 14: You are like your users

Myth 14: You are like your users

Myth 13: Icons enhance usability

Myth 13: Icons enhance usability

Myth 12: More choices and features result in higher satisfaction

Myth 12: More choices and features result in higher satisfaction

Myth 11: You need to redesign your website periodically

Myth 11: You need to redesign your website periodically

Myth 10: If your design is good, small details don’t matter

Myth 10: If your design is good, small details don't matter

Myth 9: Design has to be original

Myth 9: Design has to be original

Myth 8: Stock photos improve the users’ experience

Myth 8: Stock photos improve the users' experience

Myth 7: Graphics will make a page element more visible

Myth 7: Graphics will make a page element more visible

Myth 6: Accessible sites are ugly

Myth 6: Accessible sites are ugly

Myth 5: Accessibility is expensive and difficult

yth 5: Accessibility is expensive and difficult

Myth 4: Design is about making a website look good

Myth 4: Design is about making a website look good

Myth 3: People don’t scroll

Myth 3: People don't scroll

Myth 2: All pages should be accessible in 3 clicks

Myth 2: All pages should be accessible in 3 clicks

Myth 1: People read on the web

Myth 1: People read on the web

The UX Myths Cover Poster

The UX Myths Cover Poster

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Paul Andrew

Paul is the founder and editor of Speckyboy Design Magazine. He has many years experience within the web design industry and a passion for the latest web technologies and design trends. He lives in the small town of Inverness in the north of Scotland. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook or Google+.

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