Give an iPad to a five-year-old boy. Can he figure it out? Tyler Gray of Fast Company started by showing photos to his son, Cash, who’d already figured out how to use an iPhone. He identified the iPad as a “giant iPhone.”
When Gray bought the iPad, he handed it to his son.
He pretty much figured it out in five minutes flat. He instinctively pushed the home button when he got stuck. He knew how to make pictures larger, how to draw on the Etch-a-Sketch app (he preferred it to the actual Etch-a-Sketch we had in the office). And, of course, because he’s a boy, he learned how to shoot the shooting games and steer the racing games.
Check out the video.
Via my brother David, who blogs at Connected World. At 9, his daughter picked up an iPhone and started using it without instruction.