The technology paradox

“…the same technology that simplifies life by providing more functionality … also complicates life by making it hard to learn. This paradox of technology is often used by people as an excuse for poor design…”
Donald A. Norman – The Design of Everyday Things, 1988 (pp. 30-31)

1988… sounds actual? By “technology”, are you thinking, as I’m now doing, about the latest state-of-the-art framework you’ve been using on your last software project? And by “design”, are you thinking about the actual software design of such project?

Think about it.


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