If the software you develop is not easy and natural to use, it will most likely fail once it hits the hands of real-world users. Usability and functionality are everything when it comes to software success. In one of our blog posts from last week, Jamie Saine emphasized just that in sharing a video she found showing a series of real world on-the-street tests of Windows 8 and different users’ reactions. The video showed that in the tests conducted, users found Windows 8 to be confusing and very un-intuitive.
Recently, I came across this video of three-year-old Julian using Windows 8 in-the-wild. This little boy has only had moderate experience with Windows 8, yet Julian seems to know the software in-and-out. As father of Julian “AdamDesrosiers” says in his YouTube post:
“The long and short of it is: If my 3 years old son can learn Windows 8 through very moderate usage, anybody with half a brain can do so too.”
If a three-year-old can do it – we can too, right? Share your thoughts about Windows 8 in the comments section.