Sakae: On The Usability Of Paper Clips
Feb 11, 2007, 17:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Osugi Sakae)
[ Thanks to Osugi
Sakae for this link. ]
"Who would have thought anyone could not know how to use a paper
"Some students I teach did not. Elementary school students,
eight, nine years old. They had never used paper clips before and
didnâ€™t know how they worked. Some of them
attached the clip as in the picture.
"Do you remember not knowing how to use a paper clip? I do not.
It just seems self-evident. What could be more intuitive? The
volume knob on a stereo? The stapler? Sandals? Anyhow, some of
these children did not know how to use the paper clip. For them the
paper clip was not intuitive. Maybe because it was not