Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Play buttons and YouTube's interface

Looking at the YouTube user interface design ...

"YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim on How YouTube Got Viral.

1) related video recommendations
2) one-click emailing to spam a friend about a video
3) more social networking and user interaction tools like video comments
4) an external video player

Re: #4, the external video player did have an amazing impact. In a matter of months, YouTube seemed to go from nowhere to everywhere due to that slick and easy to embed player.

A big reason why the external player was so effective: Play buttons are seductive. When people see one, they instantly know what it does and want to click it."    (Continued via 37signals)    [Usability Resources]

YouTube Interface - Usability, User Interface Design

YouTube Interface

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