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Non-essential affordances

When it comes to interfaces, products and things, most of the design is about building up, about adding things. But is adding more is the way to go? I don’t think it’s revelant any longer. With modern overloar and infrastructural interconnectivity, the opposite approach might be the way to go.

Nassim Taleb mentions via negativa. It is a part of apophatic theology, and a great heuristic to apply. People don’t know everything, don’t understand complexity. So it might be useful to say what something is not, instead of saying what something is. Or, instead of adding things to fix a bug, actually remove complexity that causes said bug.

It’s ok for modern interfaces to cancel some habitual conveniences while creating gaps for mindfulness and introducing meta-moments

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