Manual Speed Bumps
Use confirmation dialogs to help prevent error, avoid unintentional actions, and promote critical thought.
Algorithmic Speed Bumps
Algorithmic speed bumps help to slow down unintentional consequences and deter bad actors.
Embrace Positive Friction
Positive friction results in more intentional choices.
By encouraging moderation, we give people tools they can use to keep their viewing habits in check.
Of all the buzzwords in tech, perhaps none has been deployed with as much philosophical conviction as “frictionless.” Over the past decade or so, eliminating “friction” — the name given to any quality that makes a product more difficult or time-consuming to use — has become an obsession of the tech industry, accepted as gospel by many of the world’s largest companies.
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The Tyranny of Convenience
The Value of Inconvenient Design
Designing Friction For A Better User Experience
Is Tech Too Easy to Use?
The Fallacy of Easy
Creating Users, Not Addicts
Make Me Think: Friction as a Function in User Experience
Marvily Meirav Har-Paz
Design by Default: The Impact of Using Default Options in User-Centered Design