Ridwan Sanusi - Interaction Designer

Working as an experience designer at Amazon. This is a daily journal including notes and quotes from recent readings.

June 13, 2021

Conceptual Metaphors for Designing Smart Environments: Device, Robot, and Friend

While much of the research done on metaphors in user interface design has been focused upon the use of metaphors in the design of visual communication elements of the graphical user interface (GUI) and in understanding users’ mental models of such interfaces (; ; ), some researchers have pointed out the limitations of the desktop metaphor and proposed alternative metaphors (; ; ; ). They showed several dimensions (e.g. context, modality, materiality, and affordance) of alternative metaphors as a systematic strategy to emphasize a new interactive form which can be conceptualized with metaphorical mapping.”

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