Stop Using This App

“What does the user want to do?”

Actual footage of your most recent review meeting

Meta-Goals: Why Does Your App Exist?

  1. Stop Using This App
  2. Keep Using This App
  3. Live With This App

Meta-Goal 1: Stop Using This App

Pull over, hit the ATM, get some cash, get back on the road

Meta-Goal 2: Stay In This App

Meta-Goal 3: Live With This App

Shenlong and his crew hide behind ruins. Note the perfusion of markers — the small paper chits, dice, round tokens, and the cards on the side. All of these are the “paper” equivalent of a play-with app.

Variants

Variant: Go away, but come back

Variant: The app is the environment

Bin number seven, human. No other bin is allowed.

Variant: Enhancement Apps

Designing Using Meta-Goals

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