Principles of Design #53 – Hierarchy of Needs

Dec 06 2013 Published by Neil Gains under design

Hierarchy of needs is the premise that any design needs to meet users basic needs before it can attempt to satisfy higher level needs – that is, it must function before it can help users to be creative. Good designs follow the principle and get the basics right first, whereas poor designs attempt to meet needs from higher levels before delivering on basic functionality and reliability. This hierarchy is based on the work of Abraham Maslow in the 1950s. Read more »

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