By giving users the option to return the state in which an algorithm knows nothing about the user, users can start over.
What can designers do with this pattern?
Still to be found in the wild. This movie features the idea.
Input or output?
How do users control the algorithm?
Users can control the algorithm by starting anew, returning to the context of a cold start.
How do users understand the control?
Users may or may not understand the scope of a reset (just how much is deleted).
Some examples of use
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Comments & Talks
React on this algoritmic affordance and get in touch with the publisher over this algoritmic affordance Koen van Turnhout.
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