Our brain is like a muscle: you need to train it for its development. Let’s see how to do that on purpose.
1. Be Curious
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
Are you curious? Do you just believe things or try to get to their point? Be curious and learn how the world functions.
You can start with everyday things and events. For instance, try to find out what ingredients of bread are, what parts are used to assemble a computer, what the surface and the volume of our planet is, what gases atmosphere contains, etc. These are only several examples to get your mind busy with.
The British Magazine “Behaviour & Information Technology” once published an article about Canadian psychologists who experimentally confirmed the critical number for developers. That number helps them understand how much time a person needs to estimate the result of their job, which is one website page. Earlier, they supposed that human brains were not able to understand the sense of anything presented on the page less than within 500 milliseconds.
The practical research shows another result. It is enough for the user to spend 10 times less time on the page to have their opinion about the web resource they got into. And of course, if your website has not made a positive impression on the user during 1/20 part of a second, he or she is most likely to go and look for another resource. That’s sad, isn’t it?
The design of every website is to solve exactly this problem. The first goal of a designer is to make a person hold their sight and stay on the page to go on exploring it and looking for some required information. People can estimate anything very fast, and the process is based only on their emotional reactions. And if a designer can attract the user at least with one element of the page, the user can probably neglect other failures when looking at that very “point”.
As practical experience says, such a “point” can be about the “feeling” of a website in general, its usability (a complexed positioning of user interface elements that creates a comfortable and user-friendly environment). Modern humans can feel the website atmosphere, the level of communication with users and overall view perfectly, even if they don’t have certain education in the field of design.