Usability Journal Post #7

I’m not a left-handed writer, but why are there seemingly only right-handed desks here at LVC (and probably most other schools as well)? I know quite a few people that write left-handed and have to unfairly attempt to adapt the right-handed desks. These right-handed desks present a physical constraint to left-handed writers because there is no armrest on the left side to keep the writer’s arm comfortable. A left-handed writer must physically adjust their body to uncomfortable write on the desk. These desks, whether right-handed or left-handed, are an example of affordance in that they indicated what hand the desk is designed to be written on with. How do you fix this issue for the left-handed writers out there? Simple. Get more left-handed desks.

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