Trashing the desktop metaphor
Desktop. Trash can. Folder. Document. For more than 40 years, office-related metaphors have been central to our digital experience. But when you think about the fact that the designs, illustrations and videos you create on your computer are treated as “files”, the system begins to feel very outdated. It’s optimized for storage — you put your files in folders — and doesn’t encourage doing things or working with others. It’s time to shift our mental model.