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Most people can’t write well. In fact, I often use the idea in the reverse direction: In my attempts to teach students how to write, I use good design as an example. Think of the problem of writing something that other people will understand and find easy to read as the same problem as designing something that people will find understandable and easy to use.

Writing is like design, design is like writing. Although it is useful to try to teach one based upon the properties and needs of the other, either attempt is apt to fail because people tend to be bad at both. To be successful at either task, it is important to be able to take the other person’s point of view, to understand that person’s background ...

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the problem of writing something that other people will understand and find easy to read as the same problem as designing something that people will find understandable and easy to use.