Monday, January 05, 2015

Reflections on how the devices we have can affect what we do or think

Upon realizing that if I could do something on a PC in seconds but it takes lots longer on a phone and that's all I have with me I often just don't bother doing it at all.

5 things then:
  1. Could this be an indication of an opportunity to make something better?
  2. Could just be a fundamental limitation of small, occasionally connected devices - can, and how do we live with this?
  3. Is this an opportunity for something that can capture context, intent and motivation for "when I'm next at my PC"
  4. Why am I happy letting my device dictate what I'll do? Is it just a trade off of effort and reward or am I at risk of getting in a position where the device available becomes the overriding decision making factor?
  5. If you want someone to do something you need to make it easy for them to do that, regardless of the type of device they may be using.

Any thoughts?



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