Mental Models

Imagine you have never used an iPad before, but I tell you that you can play chess on it. Before you turn it on, you will already have started building a mental model of how the chess game will look, how you will interact with it, and what you will be able to do. This is a different way of thinking about chess from someone who has already used an iPad, from someone who is a chess master playing on a physical board, and from the designer of the chess game itself.

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