Perception and the User Experience

the UX Factor

How do you make sense of the world around you?

We are bombarded with a  huge amount of sensory  information every day.   We could not possibly process all of this information – our energy is a finite resource.    The cognitive process of Perception helps us select which information we play attention to, and how we interpret  that information.

So how does Perception work?

we see with our brains

  • Sensation is the reception of sensory information. Perception is the organization and interpretation of sensory information
  • Sensations are messages carried by the nerves to the brain about events going on around us.
  • Vision is probably the most important of the senses; through our eyes we see fluctuating light waves but it is not until our brain translates those images into objects do we perceive or see them. 

“We don’t see things as they are but as we are– Anais Nin

  • Perception is largely a constructive process influenced…

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