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Desire paths are unofficial shortcuts that demonstrate how people tend to take the path of least resistance. As software designers, we can learn from urban planners: desire paths are a form of user feedback, and by taking users’ digital “desire paths” into account, we can create better software.

A desire path in Central Park created by many New Yorkers’ desire to get where they want to go a little faster. Photo credit: Katherine Duh.

Every item in your inbox represents some kind of action that you have to take or a decision that you have to make. That’s why we’ve redesigned the inbox to better reflect how people already use email — as an all-in-one to-do list.

It’s time for us to embrace the behaviors that are commonly dismissed as “laziness”: not only can laziness help us find the most efficient path forward, it can also lead to greater creativity in problem-solving.

The Doorway Effect is a documented psychological phenomenon that makes it difficult to stay focused when you switch contexts. These daily distractions overwhelmingly come from technology in the form of notifications, pop-ups, and reminders. As software designers, we have a responsibility to design thoughtful products that help rather than hinder productivity.

Why the team behind Notability reimagined email for modern communication and live collaboration.

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