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Facebook Home was flat-out badly designed: it’s designed for optimal input and failed to consider real-world usage.

Excerpt from For 100 of Our Closest Friends, Volume Three:

Don’t use placeholder data when designing. Get as much real-life data generated by real human beings as possible and design for that. If you don’t, you’re in for a surprise.

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