The Sansa Connect is a wifi radio with iPod type functionality that was designed by Zing and that I use around my home to listen to music.  Last night I gave a Sansa to my son Leo who just turned one and it was remarkable to see what happened when he realized that he could turn the wheel and change the screen functions.  He tries to explore the Sansa in all possible ways, including putting it in his mouth.  But the key is that he does get the basic idea of how a Sansa works.  I recommend to all gadget designers out there to give them to very young children!

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do you know about this? how is it different from fon? or is it a copy?

hmm…do you like that zing better than an ipod?

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maybe a new baby toy? some kind of device that when babies play with it some funny animations come up on the screen.

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Martin Varsavsky on November 22, 2007  · 


The zing is better than the ipod when you have wifi, but a hacked ipod touch is pretty good!

jln on November 23, 2007  · 

So cute, I love these baby laughs ! And Leo is my 2 y/o nephew’s name too, so double cute !

Your are right about interaction design and children. I’m sure you noticed how much we, human, learn in the first year or so. This cognitive “substrate” never go away, and we build everything on top of it, as I understand it.

Ah, by the way, a friend of mine just finished his thesis around interaction and children, that may be worth a look :

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Massimo on November 29, 2007  · 

I can see that is in the blood…

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