Controls are Choices

Controls and Complexity

A control, in its most basic form, is the visible manifestation of a piece of functionality. It gives a cue to the user: you can do something here.

Where the Controls Are

It used to be that controls for an object were on the object. To operate a printing press, for instance, you stood next to it and pulled the lever that opened and shut the press.

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Dan Saffer

Dan Saffer

Designer. Product Leader. Author.