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In web design, when we think about flow we mostly think about "task flows" and "flow charts" but there's another type of flow that we have to keep in mind. It's that feeling of total absorption when you're doing something you like to do without being disturbed by frustration or boredom caused by tasks that are misdirecting, repetitive or overly taxing.
Flow, as a mind condition, was first introduced by psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and is characterized by a incorrect sense of time, a low level of self-consciousness, and complete engagement in the task at hand. Software developers often experience it when they're working on their code, gamers might experience it when playing Quake III, Christopher Cross felt it when he went sailing. For designers, it's exactly the feeling we hope to promote in the people who use our sites.
How can we create sites that promote that experience? First, it begins with a page that sorts out a serious problem and is complicated enough to require a certain amount of learning by the user. The goal should not certainly be to design a simple page. The goal should be to design a site that is intuitive to use no matter how complex it actually is. However, you may think, hasn't there been a usability trend in the design field in the last couple of years? Yes, but there's a learning curve for any site that seeks to sort out a difficult task. You shouldn't confuse usability with an urge to avoid excessive complexity.
The trick to make the complex appear painless is to design with flow in mind. By creating a site that is fluid and intuitive and inspires flow, you make new users get up-to-speed in a shorter time, reduce the chance that current users get bored your site and change to a different one and create users that recommend your site to other people. That results in more users, growing activity, and bigger awareness of your site.
The primary step in creating for flow is to set clear goals for the users. It's important to develop both a global goal along with smaller, phased goals. This will help users understand what is their final destination and what steps they have to take to get there.



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