Media Technology MSc

MSc Thesis


Make Me Think: Guidelines for Designing Reflective Interfaces


Arnold Jan Quanjer




An interface that meets optimal usability standards should be operated without making you think. We propose a different view on user interface design and argue that an interface that is designed to make you think will possibly enable profound reflection. A reflective interface aims to make you think. Up to now a reflective approach towards interface design has not been profoundly explored. Nor has a well-researched set of design guidelines been drafted.
After defining a possible framework for reflective interfaces we formulate a set of design guidelines that can serve as a reference for designing reflective interface.


Full Reference

Arnold Jan Quanjer, "Make Me Think: Guidelines for Designing Reflective Interfaces", Master's Thesis for the Media Technology programme, Leiden University (The Netherlands), 2013