- The Mac OSX graphical User interface.
The Mac OSX user interface is designed in a way that not much prior knowledge is required to use it and not much time is spent by the user to learn the system. By reducing
the mental strain on the user , the interface design allows for a lower cognitive load (Lidwell, Holden, & Butler, 2010) as opposed to other operating systems. Also, the inclusion of a search box at the top makes it easier for a user to find an item without too much physical effort and with no compulsion to remember a set of buttons to click, thus reducing kinematic load.
2. Key FOB
The key Fob is an invention specifically designed to reduce the kinematic loa
d (Lidwell, Holden, & Butler, 2010) of users wishing to unlock a car. The task of unlocking a car or opening a car boot is not as physically intricate as using a key is. Finding a key in a bunch, inserting it in a door lock and turning it the proper way all involve more kinematic and cognitive loads.
The invention of the barcode allows for automatic stock control, when a product is purchased. Also the price is not physically required as a label but is rather retri
eved from a database when a code is scanned. This makes the use of a barcode involve less performance load (Lidwell, Holden, & Butler, 2010) than that of a physically updated inventory.
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