- Ricky Thompson
- United Kingdom
Is modern day design/technology TOO user-friendly? Are we creating a 'plug-and-play' society?
If design and/or technology is highly user-friendly does it encourage the user to remain ignorant of how the design/technology works?
If technology far outstrips the mass of users in terms of sophistication does it mean that we never manage, as a whole, to exploit the full potential of design/technology?
For example, does it make sense that we all have home computers but the idea of programming is anathema to most of us?
How could we seek to raise the base level of understanding?
And does this trend of 'plug-and-play' understanding extend into other arenas such as, for instance, politics?