Study of Consistency Versus Inconsistency Makes one More Analytical But Diving Deeper, It is Discovered that Over-Consistency is also Bad In Some ways.
Consistency is defined by the absence of contradiction in a statement. Any type of contradiction will be missing in a consistent theory under conventional deductive logic. Absence of contradiction is indicated in two ways i.e. Semantic and Syntactical. These two types of Definitions of consistency are given below:
1. Semantic Definition:
It relates to structure of a sentence, a paragraph or piece of writing. One have to examine whether Subject and Predicate have been used properly in the sentence.
2. Syntactical Definition:
It relates to the Meaning of the Sentence. One have to examine whether the etymologically the meaning are in place and do not have any inherent contradiction.
A certain logic can only be called complete when both of the above requirements are fulfilled.
CONSISTENCY AND INCONSISTENCY REGARDING BELIEFS
Truth is the basic property of consistency regarding beliefs.How it can be proved that a certain statement is true.Correspondence is first condition of truth of a statement.
What is truth? What sort of thing could be considered true? Only declarative statements can be true or false. If a negative sentence is true, its affirmative will be false and vise versa.
- CONSISTENCY AND INCONSISTENCY IN INTERACTION
- Actions such as pointing, clicking, dragging, placing have to be done in repeated cycles by the user. This often leads to forming a habit for a given interface environment. If the dialog between the user and the interface consists of random patterns it leads to increase in cognitive load.It is therefore important for interactions to be not only reliable but also consistent across all interfaces constituting a task. Inconsistency leads to unpredictability contributing to inefficiency.
- That is how Study of Consistency Versus Inconsistency Makes one More Analytical But Diving Deeper, It is Discovered that Over-Consistency is also Bad In Some ways.
- Theo Mandel in his book titled “The Elements of User Interface Design John Wiley & Sons” has written about the principles of consistency as follows :
1. Principles that make the interface consistent
2. Consistency in presentation
3. Consistency in behavior
4. Consistency in interaction techniques
5. Interaction technique consistency is also important.
WHEN CONSISTENCY IS BAD?