Button's shouldn't have a hand cursor (part 2)(adamsilver.io)

almost 2 years ago from Adam Silver, Interaction designer focused on inclusive design and design systems

  • John Jackson, almost 2 years ago

    Most Internet users would assume, when viewing a website, that a hand cursor means that an interaction is available. While it may not have originally been intended for such a purpose, that's what it has become over the years. Users expect to see it when hovering over things they can interact with.

    So, I ask the question: Why is this even an issue? It doesn't matter what it was historically meant to do. What matters is how the world currently views it.

    6 points
    • Aurooba Ahmed, almost 2 years ago

      This is what I think too. If I see an element that is clearly interactive and it doesn't have the hand cursor, it completely throws me off.

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