Reddit's Terrible Volume Controls Teach Good Design

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Summary: Over the past three weeks, the /r/ProgrammerHumor subreddit has reinvented the on-screen volume controller hundreds of times over. Starting with one user’s sideways slider, users have created funny volume controls based on laptop screen angle, fidget spinners, battery power, latitude and longitude, and the digits of pi. You can browse them all here, but I’ve gathered some highlights. For maximum appreciation, imagine how each one sounds.