Ever since the conception of graphical environments for the computer, designers have had to make specific decisions about the way we interact with elements on a screen. However, to say that “designers” made all the decisions on how we interact with the computer is somewhat far fetched.
There are many other factors that make up our computer interactions. In a sense, the word “designers” also involves people who are not directly related to the graphical world. Those could be – a sales manager who also decides what elements we see on the computer screen; a contracted hardware company that would like you to have a certain software on by default; and many others may also have a part in the user interface designing process. The computer GUI has a varied influence in its identity.