The car remote’s button

I discovered after one year that by long pressing the car locking button on the remote I can close the car windows as well.

I had no idea about it and not being enough curious I didn’t find it out myself. It was only after a casual chat with a friend that it revealed.

The affordance of this feature is poor. There was no translation of what I know about interacting with buttons on a digital product and that physical user interface.

What can a designer do to make interfaces more discoverable? How can we make explicit the multiple functions a single button might have?

Senior Experience Designer. 25 years designing, developing, writing, speaking, facilitating and teaching.

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