March 27, 2015 at 05:14PM
"A lineup of identical-looking switches or displays is very apt to lead to description-similarity error." #readingToday

Designers need to ensure that controls and displays for different purposes are significantly different from one another. A lineup of identical-looking switches or displays is very apt to lead to description-similarity error. In the design of airplane cockpits, many controls are shape coded so that they both look and feel different from one another: the throttle levers are different from the flap levers (which might look and feel like a wing flap), which are different from the landing gear control (which might look and feel like a wheel).

Design of Everyday Things Revised, Don Norman´╗┐