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324: Interface Design and the Physical World

November 27, 2019

In this week's episode, we riff on a listener question about the influence of the physical world on digital interfaces, and we end up covering everything from video game controllers to sliders and shiny buttons. And as always, we share a couple cool things like a fun dramedy and another sci-fi novel.

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The stuff we were excited about this week was decidedly design-tangential, so we'll talk about the following topics in the next episode of Bonusland:

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Listener Question:

nosam7 asks, "What, if any, design choices have you been able to incorporate into a digital platform, that you learned from interacting with something IRL?"

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