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(Design) rules are made to be broken

November 6, 2023

A good reminder that consistency in design can go too far:

You often hear consistency cited as an absolute good. People win a lot of design arguments just by saying 'We can’t do that. It wouldn’t be consistent.'
Consistency is always a good thing to strive for within your site or app. If your navigation is always in the same place, for instance, I don’t have to think about it or waste time looking for it. But there will be cases where things will be clearer if you make them slightly inconsistent.

Read the article:

Robert Stribley, The tyranny of consistency, published October 26, 2023 in UX Collective on Medium