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  • Andrea Gallagher thinks this is interesting:

Each new development seems to repeat the mistakes of the earlier ones; each new field requires time before it, too, adopts the principles of good design.


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[citation needed] I don’t see the same mistakes made, though perhaps the same metamistakes (they didn’t use the right process to find problems). Even then, I think the time required before good design principles are applied to a new field is monotonically decreasing. cf. Voice UI & Alexa