I really liked the interview that was presented over the podcast. I thought that the researchers information and studies were...
I really liked the interview that was presented over the podcast. I thought that the researchers information and studies were very interesting. A lot of the examples that were used could be related to on many levels. I think the case with the Microsoft employees brought up a good point. The people who are designing these great electronics don't always realize where people's mistakes come from because the designers themselves are so in depth with the machine that they understand the way it works. I guess it is easy to lose focus and remember that the every day consumer won't understand or doesn't necessarily want to understand how the computer works, just simply that it can do what they want it to do. By putting the designers in an observation room and getting a chance to observe the every day user would be really good and beneficial.I also thought the lifeguard story was kind of funny, because it does in a way seem like one of those jobs that you would go into it hoping to save lives and really make a difference, kind of like fire fighters or police officers; just on a smaller scale. I guess the disappointment of realizing how much more paper work you have to do for the amount of time you are actually in the water or providing a service doesn't really pan out. And in the end if you were to have so much constructive energy just constantly going through you chances of becoming burnt out are really high.