Did Someone Blink? Predictive Usability Can Be Offensive


This came across, and I just had to laugh. Joz is a friend of mine, and is an Information Architect based out of Los Angeles. She bought this camera for her mom, and there’s something humorous and offensive at the same time about this. I mean, geez, I squint when I have a camera pointed at me!

It’s great they’re putting predictive technology to help usability, but there are unintended consequences. I still can’t use voice recognition myself because a) I have a deep voice that sometimes disappears, and b) I have a slight lisp from a speech impediment. What’s ironic is the camera is made by an Asian company (Nikon), and you get the picture.

Sort of.