Decoding Products

Here is simple, but powerful way to decode products. Map out the product's qualities - both the physical qualities, as well as its character. Figure out the interaction metaphor. What is using the product feel like? Regress to context factors - what are the truths about the world in which this product was created or popularized? …

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Another Example of Direct Manipulation

I have noted the power of direct manipulation here. So, another example caught my mind when traveling in Dutch buses. These buses have a button near every seat which can be pressed, and that highlights the stop button on a screen far away, so that everyone can see it is on. But while this is …

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