Digital Magnifier provides a direct interface between user and technology by having one single function – enlarging information shown on the screen like a traditional magnifying glass. Connected to a computer via USB, the software activated focuses into portions of the screen where the Digital Magnifier scans, offering enlargements with a sharper resolution than a traditional magnifying glass.
With the increasing sophistication and complexity of computers, it may seem redundant to have a physical tool to perform a simple function. Yet, it is because these new tools are shaped to behave like familiar objects that users intuitively know how to physically use them for the digital world. The act of plugging it in to use and removing it when finished emulates how users would do a task physically, stripping away the complexity associated with using technology as the intention of each tool is clear.