Affordances and Metaphors

  • Joel Spolsky


Developing a user interface where the program model matches the user model is not easy. Sometimes, your users might not have a concrete expectation of how the program works and what it’s supposed to do. There is no user model.


User Model Home Page Visual Reason Real World Usability Comforting Feeling 
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  • Joel Spolsky

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