Kathy Sierra is back. Her article Your App Makes Me Fat is an interesting look at the science, and applying it to what we’re asking our users to cope with:
‘If your UX asks the user to make choices, for example, even if those choices are both clear and useful, the act of deciding is a cognitive drain. And not just while they’re deciding… even after we choose, an unconscious cognitive background thread is slowly consuming/leaking resources, “Was that the right choice?”’
Do our UIs deplete a user’s resources?