The worn interface

September 2, 2008

There’s a human-made path next to the paved one. Even though dogs seem to like it, it might be made by runners in hard shoes.

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Visiting someone here? According to the wear on the doorbell, there’s a good chance you’re here to see ├śresundshuset.

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Not sure which ice cream to choose? Take the most empty one for a popular choice

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In the physical world, we’re able read hints of usage by how worn out things look. On the internet, everything is new all the time.

Here’s what a worn interface could look like. Notice the heavily used support area. Hm.

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or, simply reversed, people’s clicks (or fingers for touch interfaces) that actually clean up the most commonly used areas of the site.

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