I have an 8-year old girl who rides the school bus to go to her school every morning. So we’ve waited for the school bus together on the sidewalk. But some day I drove behind a school bus and had to stop when the bus stopped to allow the kids cross the street safely.
With nothing to do, I looked at the school bus and noticed something. It has a different vehicle number than the route number. My girl remembers her route number on the very first day of school. But we never knew there’s also a vehicle number.
And there’s a reason for that, and a lesson to learn. The vehicle number is for the mechanics, whereas the route number is for the students. The same bus is presented to the mechanics and the students differently, so that the information is useful, and not a hindrance.
We can apply this simple HIG from the real world to our code.
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