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Small Things Follow Up

This is a follow up to https://www.markmace.info/small-things/

I was looking through my YouTube channel and I found the following TEDx Talk I have bookmarked. The talk is by Christian Boer, the creator of Dyslexie font. I found it interesting and well worth the less than seven minutes it takes to watch.

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Small Things

When Steve Krug talks about usability in Don’t Make Me Think he states

there’s another important component to usability: doing the right thing – being considerate of the user.

Don’t Make Me Think, Revisited p. 166
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Bullying – a condition made worse by the use of technology

This link was in my stream this morning (http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/aurora-cerullo-askfm-bullied-feared-3415959) and it prompted the following thoughts.

We had a discussion in class about the use of technology as an extension of self.  Examples of eyeglasses (a technology) becomes and extension of one’s self, helping the person to see (good thing) but then also opening them up to criticizing/bullying (bad thing).  One of my classmates is working on a paper that is focusing on bullying and how technology (internet) acts as an extension of the bullied/bully (this is my paraphrasing).