Five User Experience Lessons from Tom Hanks

Steve Tengler at UX Magazine has written another winning article with Five User Experience Lessons from Tom Hanks. These are top-notch usability recommendations that the author illustrates though some of Hanks’ most famous films and television series. This was really a blast from the past for me because I remember watching Bosom Buddies growing up. Here are the lessons discussed:

  • Lesson #1: Re-Skinning Can Allow Financially-Advantageous Reuse
  • Lesson #2: Fictional Personas Can Bring Sanity to the Project
  • Lesson #3: Task Completion Doesn’t Automatically Equate to Success
  • Lesson #4: Complicated Interfaces Have Their Purposes, Too
  • Lesson #5: Exceeding User Goals Makes You Memorable

And be sure and check out his previous articles as well: