Waraku Education

Ideas, experiments and observations as they occur [and I have time] relating to teaching and learning in a secondary school - special focus on ICT.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Subject selection - Keep It Simple Stupid

One choice too many
Variety is the spice of life, but too much spice can leave your tongue on fire. Americans have too many things to choose from, and the result is a society of stressed-out and unsatisfied customers.

The Tyranny of Choice
Logic suggests that having options allows people to select precisely what makes them happiest. But, as studies show, abundant choice often makes for misery

The Cost of More: Psychology of Choice in Interaction Design
There has always been a difficult balance in the amount of choice offered to consumers. Too little choice means a store may be omitting services or products important to some users (and worse still, that a competitor might include). Too much choice adds complexity with increased potential for confusing or frustrating potential purchasers.


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