When I used to do writing workshops, one of my favorite exercises was to ask people to look at the room around them and name ten things that they thought no one else would notice. This made everyone look very hard and also eliminate the obvious things like the pattern of the carpet or the texture of the desktops.
We’re not in a meeting room, so we’ll have to do this a bit differently. We are all sitting in front of some kind of screen that has a keyboard or keypad. Our fingers are close by, doing the typing. Our eyes are reading. Our rear ends are all in some sort of chair or sofa.
Name ten things about your current involvement in this computer interaction that you don’t think anyone else will think to mention. What do you notice that we don’t?