Contemporary architecture avoids the 15 properties
We consciously move away from buildings that exhibit the geometric patterns of the 15 fundamental properties — for no good reason:
It should be observed that this fact is not neutral with regard to theories of architecture. One cannot help noticing that the buildings of recent decades (1940-90) are noticeably missing in these properties. I believe that this is intentional, and that various unusual 20th-century theories of architecture have led architects and designers consciously to move away from these properties in the effort to promulgate some particular style or intention. For people who have been brainwashed by these recent theories of design, it may be uncomfortable to confront the factual nature of the fifteen properties. I believe this cannot be helped. […]
The sad truth is that the works of the last fifty years have consciously abandoned understanding, or use, of these properties. […] This does not mean that the fifteen properties have anything to do with ancient things as opposed to modern ones. […] The fact that there are relatively fewer examples to be shown from the last seventy years is not polemical, but merely factual and proportioned.
In user interface design, we can find similar fashions driven by the intention to push a certain image and a tendency to avoid guidelines that describe well-working and proven interaction patterns just to do something new or different.
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