02 July 2010

Tablet as a supplement to large-screen TV viewing

Nordkapp have published findings of some user research, carried out with Sonera, examining the relationship between tablet computers (shorthand, iPads) and TVs, and more generally how how tablets fit into domestic life. Nice to have these simple studies in the public domain.

My comment on their posting picks up on some very simple ergonomic issues that might limit tablet use: their weight, relative complexity compared to some current technology we use (such as old-fashioned transistor radios, which require a simple flick of a switch to turn them on and off) and (while they're still so new and shiny) squeamishness about using them in watery environments such as bathrooms.

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