[ubuntu-uk] 12.04 Unity intro poster

Barry Drake ubuntu-advertising at gmx.com
Sat Apr 28 10:59:23 UTC 2012

On 25/04/12 22:13, alan c wrote:
> Hi Barry. I am dealing with 60 plus ages and they are all technophobes 
> using Ubuntu without reading any instructions at all. Some are adults 
> with learning difficulty. The thought of even -me- needing to look at 
> such an information diagram is an unpleasant thought for me.

I think it's a case of 'horses for courses'.  I played around with an 
iPod for a couple of weeks back in March.  I was horrified by the lack 
of instructions.  My daughter picked it up and almost instantly had it 
doing what she wanted by trial and error.  My four-year old 
granddaughter soon found her way around it well enough to play the games 
my daughter loaded onto it for her age-group.  It's teaching her to read 
remarkably quickly and it's fun ....

Someone just upgraded from 10.04 and after answering a couple of 
questions, I pointed him to the poster.  He found it very helpful.  I 
think older folk are more likely to need instructions; young folk are 
used to intuiting their way around a smartphone or similar and getting 
results by trial and error.  And it's great when you can have someone 
looking over your shoulder and giving helpful hints.  That isn't always 
possible, so I really would like to see that poster linked from the 
Ubuntu site.

Regards,        Barry.

Barry Drake is a member of the the Ubuntu Advertising team.

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