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What is Stability of Design?

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Stability is a design principle that values a static, predicable and established approach. Stable designs tend to be easy to learn with a comfortable feel. The opposite approach, variability is useful for dynamic and contextual information or controls. However, people may find highly variable designs to be difficult to learn with an uncertain feel.
Overview: Stability
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Definition
Design that aims to be static and predicable.
Tradeoff
Stability vs Variability
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