Famous designer Yves Saint Laurent once said: “Trends come and go, but style is eternal”. Although the quote is exclusively about fashion, I cannot but extrapolate it to the world of user experience.
We spend at work most of our time, and it happens, as a matter of fact, that professional habits penetrate deeply into our personal life. Accountants are usually exceptionally careful and vigilant with their own finances; lawyers can use their skills and knowledge of law in arguments with annoying neighbors; doctors constantly give pieces of advice about treating all kinds of health conditions to their family, friends and acquaintances. On the one hand, such professional attitude appears to be natural, but on the other hand, it just makes people feel slightly uncomfortable.
Imagine you’ve got the coolest camera in the world for your birthday. What are your first steps before using it, except for immediately subscribing to a photography course? That’s right, looking through a user manual to get at least a gist of how to use it to its fullest potential.