Usability for Nerds/Feature Bloat

Producers of technical equipment often add new features to every new model in order to make customers buy the latest version. This may lead to Feature bloat where the equipment has many features with limited usefulness. This can lead to various problems for the user:

  • The user interface is crowded with options so that it is more difficult to find the feature that one needs.
  • The product becomes more vulnerable or error prone.
  • Software products become bigger and slower.

Novices versus experienced users · Standardization