Friction as a Function In User Experience

Sometimes a little extra cognitive load is a good thing

Marvily Meirav HP
Apr 28, 2018 · 7 min read
Illustrations: Marvily Meirav Har-Paz

m often asked “Meirav, what does biophysics have to do with user experience?” Well, being a multidisciplinary person provides me with an endless pool of ideas, perspectives, and metaphors that I greatly enjoy using in my work as a designer. Borrowing the concept of friction from physics to describe…