Dr. Robert R. Johnson, Professor of Rhetoric, Composition, and Technical Communication at Michigan Technological discusses metis.
The practice of using the computer or some piece of technology right now like digital technology is that Interfaces for instance can be pretty screwy. Like right now I am confused quite a bit by the new gmail system. For instance the way that it creates these conversations that are embedded into messages. And I’m not used to that. So one thing, I’m not sure this is exactly metis, but its another word that often comes up in technology circles is the idea of a workaround. You kind of come up with your own way to solve the problem. You draw upon your own vast knowledge and experience to solve the problem.
You try to outsmart the interface or make the interface do what you want it to do. In a way that you can do it not the way some sort of expert has laid it out. So that’s one way of talking about metis and technology.