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MUD: Minimum Usable Design

By Paul Scrivens

There is a paradox that fits my life. Doesn’t matter what aspect of my life I am talking about because it always seems to apply. Even more so when I think about this paradox and the design of this website and other websites. I really hate this paradox.

“To walk through the woods, you first need to walk halfway through. Then, once you're in the middle of it, you still need to walk half of the remaining distance, then half of the distance again, and then another half, and you can never successfully make it through the woods.”

This example is based off of Zeno’s paradoxes1, which are even more mind-boggling than the one above.

No matter what stage of a design I am in, I am always halfway there. This is why ...

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