In his book “The Search for the Perfect Language” Umberto Eco reminds us there was once perfect language that expressed, without ambiguity, the essence of all possible things and concepts.
Every language, every technology and design approach is a take on reality, a way to frame it and understand it. Every frame comes with its own way of interpreting the world. Computers with their abstract language made people’s life complicated. Interface and interaction design popped in to ease the journey.
I wrote this post on Medium, which quickly became the most reccommended article. In it, I attempt to peel the mask off of the issues surrounding the trends in interface design, to reveal the underlying need for affordances of all types. Please share if you enjoy it.