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Kids learn to Pause

October 25, 2007 | Comment?

Here’s a great story about kids learning to use technology.

On the Adaptive Path page for my UX Week talk, Patricia Garcia commented with the following story…

You use the TIVO remote control as an example to analyze and point out how the PAUSE is the center, easily accessible.

Whenever I am watching TV and my 3-yr old son asks for something, if not urgent, I ask him to wait for commercial. He has learned that if you press that center yellow button, the TV stops, press it again, it goes again.

He doesn’t get any other button, but that one he knows, so when I ask him to wait, he presses the PAUSE and tells me I can go now.

Thanks Patricia.

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