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Don’t Make Me Think: 20 Wise Thoughts about Usability

You’ll learn and apply these tools, and help us get better. You’ll learn about the basics of writing, editing, visual and audio skills, which will help you to:

  • Create more content.
  • Write more professionally.
  • Make better decisions about your work and what your goals should be.
  • In addition, we’ll explain how to make your work more enjoyable.
  • And help you become a stronger writer by improving your writing and problem-solving skills.
You’ll also learn to:
  • Take your project skills very seriously.
  • Avoid distractions so you can concentrate on writing the work you want to get done.
  • Learn how to create and write original content and share to encourage your friends to help you discover and write in the future.
  • How to get started with content development, especially using HTML and CSS.
  • Design tips to make your writing more engaging.

If you’re interested to learn more about the technology behind this ebook, I would ask you to sign up for our newsletter at the top of this page. You’ll automatically have an invite if you do that. I’d recommend reading this too to see the basic tools and techniques of writing, formatting, and printing. You will find the source code behind Python below.

If you want some inspiration of different ways of expressing your thoughts through visual media, check out this blog post.


There are going to be times when you don’t know what to do for the most part right away, whether it’s your children or whether it’s your spouse at home. This gives you a really good time, because when you realize, ‘I need to look at something, how can I get that done?’

What’s so great about “thinking about your feelings first”—especially when you find it’s in a place people can relate to? So can you! This is where “déjà vu” comes in!

The Power of Emotion

For me, the best advice I can give you about thinking in terms of feelings is that emotions are what really makes your life feel interesting.

Movies are filled with strong emotions, and even at the end there are scenes of tears and grief and just general sadness.

That’s what we see the movie with. We need to recognize the power of emotions so that we don’t run from the emotions. When you know you’re going to cry, understand the significance of making an emotional connection with a character that isn’t quite there yet, even though it hurts. And when you don’t know exactly what someone’s feeling, you’re better equipped to empathize, so don’t worry about it if it doesn’t feel right, for example.


Movies tell a story of people in emotional states of grief. The film has an enormous amount of scenes of people losing friends, friends of friends, losing each other — you get to see that kind of thing — and that’s not the most comfortable thing to watch.

Making every page or screen self-evident is like having good lighting in a store: it just makes everything seem better.

Steve Krug

There are scenes where he’s losing him mother as well, and that’s not necessarily the most emotionally wrenching thing to watch. When you know what you’re getting into because a script is written, even a lot of things like that are pretty good. Also, we often have to look at how we’re approaching certain things, for example when it comes to the idea of forgiveness or forgiveness itself. These are big things, because they’re very personal things. 

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