Demand simplicity! Objects From Another Age rethinks high tech tools to make them easily understood by all, and particularly by the elderly.
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The prototype system, comprising four objects, focuses on basic computer communications: email, video chat, exchanging images, and printing.
To reduce learning curve anxiety and the risk of errors, object design is based on observation of real world habits and needs; a clear and obvious gesture for each object minimizes the use of a GUI.
Says Rielland, "Each object is conceived using formal analogies and gestures to anchor it in known use." The familiar from everyday life is built in, not left behind.
"We understand what we see, what we can feel."
Photos: Eva Rielland.