Designing for Beausage?

One of the things that continues to inspire and intrigue me is how the marks of previous uses communicate how to use something to a new audience.

In the non-electronic, non-disposable world of say, a rural Midwestern farm in the 1980s; the wear on the barn door shows you how to open it, the path through the field leads to the cows, the best place for your hands is on the shiny spots of the tractor’s steering wheel.

The action of planning for this communciation: designing for wear.
The word to describe something with this characteristic: beausage.

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