Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Usability and the Wii, Age 6

Playing Little League World Series Baseball on the Wii for the first time with my 6-year-old. (He said he'd "go easy on me" since I had never played.)

While batting, I was having trouble making contact with the ball. The timing was difficult to figure out. There are all these gauges and symbols on the screen that I didn't understand, so the conversation went something like this:

Me: Is there something I can look at on the screen that shows me when I should swing the bat?

Joe: No....well, actually, yes. THE BALL.

Me: Ha-ha. I meant a gauge or something.

Joe: Ha-ha. Yes, I knew what you meant.

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