Thought provoking but my retired 70 year old dad (former boiler maker) quite appreciates his iPad, the only computing device he can reliably use.
I understand the premise of this article however the simplification of technology is helping humans. We are stretching the use of technology down the tech literacy curve. The folks who are already tech literate don't need help. When their computer slows down they'll just open task manager/terminal, find the software with the memory leak and kill it.
My dad will never use Blender or Photoshop. He doesn't need to. But if he did it would be completely overwhelming. Checking the weather and getting the latest news on his iPad is just fine. For most people it really "should just work".
however the simplification of technology is helping humans
Look at a toddler who has never used an iPad in their life and one that owns an iPad and tell me that.
The change in personality, aggression and attention span is horrifying.
eerily true. But there's no avoiding it. Tech improves, life gets easier, people get lazier.
It's a moot point. There are toddlers who play on iPads that are patient and understanding. And there are toddlers who have never used an iPad in their life that are aggressive and short tempered.
You've never witnessed the change yourself then.
Wow, this entire website is incredible. Thanks for the share.
Love the animations!!
I am increasingly wary of the term “user centered design”. The word “user” has a second meaning — “consumer of drugs”
Love this, Adam. Thank you!
Love the power of those animated illustrations!
Great article. Really love the little animated illustrations too.