Think of users like guests at your *perfect* dinner party

"The role of the architect, or the designer, is that of a very good, thoughtful host, all of whose energy goes into trying to anticipate the needs of his guests." Said Charles Eames, once upon a time.

This article goes on to deliver 3 tips in interaction design, with examples to back them up:

  1. Anticipation of the other’s needs: The host should respond to guest’s needs before the latter feels such need himself.
  2. Flexibility to the situation: Refers to the appropriate amount of formality or casualness respectively.
  3. Understatement: The host should not display his efforts, in order to create a natural feeling for the guest.

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