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Marcin Wichary @mwichary
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Mind blown, but also:

If a design detail is so invisible no one knows about it, is it a failure?
We’ve seen this not so long ago with the “hold space to move cursor” trick in iOS, too.

“Where have you been all my life” years down the road doesn’t feel like a good UI strategy.
This feels different to me than “hey, there’s an arrow in the FedEx logo” (smile in the Amazon logo, bear in the Toblerone logo, whatever). Too many things end up feeling like Easter eggs, even though there is a long gradient between an Easter egg and something truly crucial.
When I worked with Figma earlier this year on the keyboard shortcuts feature (), it was in a huge part to poke this problem a bit, to build a slightly better on-ramp between casual use and mastery.
Please share with me if you see better onramps that already solve this elsewhere, better ways to learn about shortcuts or features or accelerators or advanced things than a tweet going viral four years from now.
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