No. #156

Serial Recall
- Order Affects Memory Recall

Serial recall involves recalling items or events in the order they were experienced, with accuracy often declining for items in the middle of a sequence. This can influence how users remember sequences of events or instructions, affecting learning and task completion.

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Product example

Users may struggle to recall the middle steps of a complex process in an instructional app, leading to errors or incomplete task execution.

Empathy tips


Sequential Organization and Reinforcement

Organize information and tasks sequentially with clear markers for each step.


Repetition of Key Points

Repeat and reinforce key points, especially those that occur in the middle of sequences.


Progressive Disclosure

Use progressive disclosure to focus user attention on one step at a time.


Memory Aids

Provide memory aids, such as checklists or visual cues, to assist with serial recall.

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