When Design Worlds Collide: De-Linearity in UX Design

Look at any list of buzzwords or “hot new trends” in UX design, and you’ll surely find “de-linearity” among them. But what is it really, and why does it matter right now?

In short, de-linearity is the concept of giving users a number of ways to accomplish a task rather than requiring them to perform a single precise set of actions to accomplish that same task.

It matters because consumers demand it, whether they know this or not. But does that mean it’s the only way forward? Hopefully not.


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