“Precision oftentimes kills the ability of the learner to discover multiple real-life applications.”
There have been a couple of follow up blog posts to the WIRED article entitled: IN PRAISE OF VAGUENESS.
One notable blog post is here: VAGUE STORIES HELP LEARNERS DISCOVER.
This is very consistent with the responses we’re receiving from ESL teachers that note how our ESL conversational simulations allow vague and varied responses — they don’t encourage precision and fixed responses — they encourage conversational exploration. We allow the vague.
Please stop by our http://ESLai.com unit and try out the simulation/stories developed with the contentAI engine.
The articles are worth reading, here’s another quote. . .
“Sometimes, precision is dangerous, a closed door keeping us from imagining new possibilities. Vagueness is that door flung wide open, a reminder that we don’t yet know the answer, that we might still get better, that we have yet to fail.”
Does this same “wide open door” deepen user engagement for mobile marketing and entertainment applications?
We’re guessing, “yes.”