Author archives: Chris Scheler, Web Designer/Front-End Developer


What Super Mario Bros. Taught Me About User Interface Design

By Chris Scheler, Web Designer/Front-End Developer on Jan. 5, 2016 View Comments

“Daddy, why is Mario orange when he has fire?”

That was a question my then five-year-old son asked as we were eating breakfast together one day. The answer, which I’ve known for 30 years, was something I never gave much thought. “It’s so that when you look at him you remember whether or not you are Fire Mario.” That’s when it dawned on me: Fire Mario was one of my first and most prominent exposures to User Interface design.

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