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Yesterday we talked why welcome sceens are bad. What’s the solution? Control center!

Thing is, welcome screens are not completely useless. They still might contain some useful links and controls. The problem is that they disappear after first use.

Well, control center is a welcome screen that does not disappear! Instead, it is always present at some convenient spot. Take Figma: control center is the first thing you see, but also, even if you open up multiple tabs and start working, it will still remain accessible. Thus, if you learn to use it, that knowledge is not wasted—you can call it up at any moment.

In case of Figma, it is also the one and only UI. This is even better, as this creates no duplication of controls and no confusion as in “what’s the one true way to open a file?”