But what would be really fun is to get as far away as possible from preconceptions and learned behaviors. What if we could see how babies deal with things like this? I don't have the time or money, but I can throw out my own anecdotes as well as anyone else. Like this: What I see (and you can only get so much from the video clip) is the 12-month-old child:
- Grabbing items on the screen as though they are real objects, with physical presence.
- Trying to move, or perform drag actions on the items (to the point it works when supported; the program shown however does not).
- Rotating the device, to see the dimensionality of the item, see around the object, get behind it, or try to approach grabbing it from another angle.
- Interacting with the hardware, such as becoming involved with the bezel (as a grabbable object) when trying to grasp the items on the screen.
- Tasting the items, or chewing on the device.