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Apr 2016

A TOY NOT A TOOL

For a long time, software has been perceived in an utilitarian way. It was used to accomplish a task, process some data, or automate a tedious calculation. Within this perception, a good User Interface had to be a simple and straight forward way to interact with a functionality. No pain, no pleasure, just a function. Software was a tool! Now software is everything and everywhere! It is how we interact with the world, it replaces many