Some strange reversals have happened in interface design in the last few years. For instance, many of the buttons displayed on screen don't change the state of an application, but change the state of the user. Typical examples are of such buttons are labeled with "get started", "explore", or "see more", "launch experience", etc... These are basically links to other parts of an application and do not activate or change anything significant in the computer or for other users. They're more about making the user repeat a mantra, or change their attitude before they can access the next piece of information. Always reminds me of Mouchette's "Kill That Cat"

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Summarized my observations of a user interface design trend producing buttons that have users do work to reconfigure themselves instead of buttons triggering actions to reconfigure the system:

"Button Pushes You"

despens.systems/2022/05/button

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