SIGIA-L Mail Archives: Re: [Sigia-l] When will you buy one?
Re: [Sigia-l] When will you buy one?
> Coming back to interactive surfaces, my point is that while physical
> pain can be caused by poor ergonomics, it's unfair to blame everything
> on the artifact.
That's a peculiar argument. Like giving young children sharp knives and not
expecting (at last a sizeable number) not to cut themselves or others. Sure
you *can* train them, etc., but that's not reality.
Products that come with books/DVDs/seminars/etc that aim to change users'
behavior generally fail. That's a point, BTW, explicitly made by Jobs
towards the end of Jobs-Gates joint appearance at D5, when answering Walt's
question about what revolutionary UI advances we can expect in PCs. He
expected revolutionary advances in 'post-PC' devices, but said that legacy
concerns should attenuate our expectations for PCs.
As to vertical-stance arm waving causing fatigue, I'm waiting for Jonathan's
In design, interaction is the last resort.
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