Comment on Folder, File, Function – The Omnipresence of the Modern Computer Interface by Betty Hancock

It’s funny too how even small, simple changes to interfaces are detected instantly. I remember when Apple first launched the update that changed iphone app logos from rounded, 3-D looking buttons to flat, simpler looking buttons, people FREAKED out. Yet in just a few weeks, people adapted and forgot that the change had ever occurred. When we look at an image every day, it’s shocking and paradoxical 1-how much we begin to depend on the stability of those images and 2-how quickly our loyalties to images can change when they’re “updated.”