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Metaphors and analogies are used in three main ways:

  1. As a way of conceptualizing what we are doing (e.g. surfing the web).
  2. As a conceptual model instantiated at the interface (e.g. the desktop metaphor).
  3. As a way of visualizing an operation (e.g. an icon of a shopping cart into which we place items we wish to purchase on an online shopping site).


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