Minimalist principle 3: Support error recognition and recovery – Twente University

Research shows that users may spend between 25% and 50% of their time correcting errors, and helping users deal with mistakes is vital. Reducing mistakes and streamlining error detection, diagnosis, and recovery means more than saving time. It can also substantially reduce the frustration and anxiety of learning about and using computers. In addition, it can make such learning and use more productive.

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