The UX of LEGO Interface Panels #Lego #UX @George_Cave
Two studs wide and angled at 45°, the ubiquitous “2×2 decorated slope” is a LEGO minifigure interface to the world. George Cave dives in to the design of these user interfaces. Armed with 52 different bricks, what can they teach us about the design, layout and organisation of complex interfaces.
At a glance, the variety of these designs can be overwhelming, but it’s clear that some of these interfaces look far more chaotic than others. Most interfaces in our world contain a blend of digital screens and analog inputs like switches and dials. These LEGO panels are no different.
Plotting the panels across these two axes reveals a few different clusters. Screens with an accompanying row of buttons sit in the top left. A small cluster of very organised switch panels lies to the far right. The centre bottom is occupied by some wild concepts that are hard to understand, even after several glances.
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