This is what users do when you create an intuitive UI.

@voodoologic thank you, this is everything about design I rant about

@voodoologic Honestly it'd be even more intuitive if the cups available were taller or the space between the lever and the platform the cup was sitting on was shorter, so that by simply having the cup there, the lever is pressed and water is dispensed.

As for the whole drinking from a cup situation, well... there's something slightly more intuitive in that case, it's known as a sippy cup :p

@voodoologic intuitive interfaces are "interfaces I have worked with before".

Real innovation & change demands discomfort and relearning. ::shrug::

@voodoologic @kelbot that video reminds me of this #Norwegian comedy sketch from #ØysteinOgJeg, broadcast by the #NRK in 2001:
It shows how the first user might've reacted to a #book ;)
Don't worry, it has English subtitles. ;)

@voodoologic what I love about this is: it doesn't show people being dumb, it shows people being smart! They're adapting to their environment, sharing knowledge, and helping each other

as a designer of technology it might make us mad to see people using our thing "wrong", but we should remember that once it's out in the world, it belongs to them, not to us, and they may find things to do with it we never imagined.

@nindokag that's well put. I think i've watched it hundreds of times by now.

@nindokag @voodoologic This is probably the best argument against intellectual property I've ever heard. Thank you.

@nindokag @voodoologic Some certain benevolent maintainer for life should read this and live it more.

@nindokag @voodoologic I think it mostly demonstrates that designers are often bad at designing affordances

@voodoologic "No program is foolproof because fools are so ingenious!"

@voodoologic What's that saying? "The only intuitive interface is the nipple. Everything else is learned."

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