A walk down the memory lane at Microsoft explaining how Widows 95 UX was designed. Worth a read. Designing Windows 95’s User Interface
The “Morality Of Manipulation” Only Exists On A Spectrum From “Highly Immoral” to “Absolutely, Relentlessly Evil.” An argument on the moral implications and the regulation in use of Psychology to manipulate users to have them complete / repeat a desired outcome. https://hackernoon.com/the-complete-moral-bankruptcy-of-manipulating-human-psychology-to-turn-users-into-addicts-d09b98281ef?token=TCPWvHKaC6sQrLis
You are browsing Twitter.com and see an interesting image. So you just click on the image / media to view it larger. As you can see in the image, the size is 503 pixels by 510 pixels, above screen-shot was taken in Full Screen mode.
How people, learn ? They view videos, take notes, research and they don’t do all of this at one go. There are breaks and most prefer to do it offline, not bound by the progress of a browser window limiting and dictating your pace.
My recent exposure to Microsoft’s take on the heuristic “User Control and Freedom”, which essentially says, Don’t give users control and freedom. No control on updates and forced re-starts.