A note of optimism to encourage digital visitors – increasingly intuitive technologies

2 05 2013

Jonathan Sands OBE gave his Professorial Inaugural lecture at the University of Huddersfield tonight.

This gem of optimism came from the Q&A session.  Jonathan was asked if he was concerned that some would be left behind and excluded from the benefits of the digital society.  He said no – I expected him to, he describes himself as an ‘optimista’.

To make his point he reminded us of  item called an ‘instruction manual’


The point being to remind us  how far we had come.  To show that increasingly intuitive technologies are aiding accessibility.  This will only continue.

Increasingly intuitive use should help us all engage with these technologies. It should help with that feeling of being over-whelmed by the pace and constant change,  wondering if we will ever be up to date.

It will help tear down some of the current barriers and excuses…

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