Tag: Mental Models

Give way to confusing traffic signs.

Although Taming the Turing Machine is about avoiding confusion in the digital world, broken mental models exist in the physical world too. Here's a favourite example. What do you think the UK road-sign on the left (the rectangular one) means?

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Taming TomTom.

"Turn around when possible."   …  "Turn around when possible."  …  "Turn around when possible." I love my TomTom. SatNavs in general must be among the most rapidly-adopted consumer electronics innovations. The best are not  bad when it comes to

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Living in a glass house.

I'm well aware that writing a book and a blog about good interaction design (including a healthy sermon on aesthetics) is setting oneself up for – what shall we say – friendly critique?  I've worked hard to make this website

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