Cognitive accessibility of user interfaces

Aristotle Pagaltzis posted a quick analysis of my theory of user interfaces I threw out yesterday and how it relates to the Sapir Whorf hypothesis (which I've never heard of before).... He seems to agree with what I was saying and summarizes it as follows:

The more easily you can talk about a user interface, the more easily you can understand how to manipulate it.

I like it. He says it's an oversimplification - but I think almost all universal truths seem like that. Regardless, that has to be the most well thought out analysis and response to one of my blog posts I've ever seen. I love it when I can learn a bit more about a concept that I had only glimpsed just the bare outlines of previously.

Thanks Aristotle!


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