When creating design many companies brake or ignore this law. But how this law affects organizational management, collaboration, and general performance of your product design? Today we’ll tell you about Miller’s Law for UX design that unexpectedly turned to one of the most important rules.
If you are like the vast majority of human beings, you can remember from 5 to 9 words maximum from the represented word’s scope. From the first attempt. This capacity for keeping ~7 bits of information ‘in the head’ short term, is known as Miller’s Law.
How it affects your design?
The more pieces of information you add to your product’s interface, the more difficult it becomes to work, using the information at hand. This is especially critical for first-time users because they haven’t had the practice needed to encode the interface into long-term memory, or, for the behavior to become habitual.
Additionally, Miller’s Law also highlights the importance of foresight and proper planning in the design process, because as you add more features to a product — your interface must be able to accommodate those new features without breaking the visual foundation of what you built.
Find out more about this phenomenon in Jeff Davidson article.