it is seldom about technology designers’ a priori plans for a technology, and more about users’ unexpected practices with it. That, to me, is the most fascinating and useful basis of research inquiry.
via Brief statement on ‘Digital Wisdom’ | Ibrars space.
I love ‘unexpected practices’ it is why we need flexible technology in Learning and Teaching.
My favourite use for word when I was teaching primary 6 was as a poor man’s vector editor, Sandaig Otters » Seeing Stars, and I’ve often been surprised by how pupils and teachers bend unsuitable software to their needs.