Re: [IxDA] Re: [IxDA] Re: [IxDA] Re: [IxDA] Simplicity is Not Overrated, Just Misunderstood
29 Sep 2010 - 1:16am
3 years ago
I was simply wishing to point out that buying in general is a
situation where I think it should be reasonable to question whether
the customer has sufficient information to make an informed decision.
I would think it fair to assume that consumer electronics as well as
as software, whether in web or not, are very difficult to judge
without special interest to do so or previous exposure to them and
What comes to needs, if we explain everything by saying it satisfies
some need, yes, we only buy things we need. However, I would think it
is fair to question if people make rational, conscious analysis of
themselves and what would fit them best when they are buying new
Claiming that people buy simple things because they know what they
need relies on people having facts available, have them understood and
that there are no conflicting reasons to choice otherwise. All of
those are very fragile assumptions if made generally.
You are of course entitled to your opinion, I only tried to provide a
few possibilities on why people may not buy what would perhaps be best
for them. Early on in this thread there have already been links to
material that suggests that simplicity on its own may have less impact
on buying decisions than we'd hope for.