For example, in a videogame where the level teaches you a game mechanic through level design rather than telling you, or a device that doesn't need instructions because the design clearly shows you how it works.

I thought the word was "innovative" but that's not quite right it seems, as that's more to do with coming up with new ideas.


Super Mario 3D Land has _____ level design, as it teaches you through playing the level instead of relying on tutorials or trial and error


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Intuitive design would be something where the user could immediately intuit how or what to do without explanation.

Related, but doesn't quite fit, would be "invisible" design, where the design of something is so ideal that it's hard to imagine it any other way.

  • Thank you! That's why I thought it sounded like innovative... Dec 14, 2016 at 23:22

You can use self-explanatory.

: easy to understand without explanation

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