Alan Cooper wrote in his book The Inmates Are Running the Asylum:
writing a big program is like making a pile of bricks. Where each brick is laid on top of the other. The bigger the program, the more bricks are laid on top of each other. So if you have 1000 [...]
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As the team puts the finishing touches before delivery of software an interesting design dilemma came up. It reminded me of a concept I read in The Inmates Are Running the Asylum by Alan Cooper. This was the concept that Cooper called, Cognitive Friction.
Cooper defines this as: