Day 98 - HP's Cleaner Sheet

What it is: Every so often, this HP printer (a Color Laserjet 4700) prints out a page with instructions that is used to clean the rollers.

Why it’s good: The printer spat out this page without any prompting after a particularly large print run that I did.

This decision is so smart to me because it gave me the tool that I needed at exactly the time I needed it. Instead of blocking future action with an alert and requiring me to clean the printer before moving forward, it simply gave me this page with a few concise directions. It didn’t railroad my task or require me to go get a special cleaning sheet from somewhere else. Instead, the designers and engineers used the limited elements available to accomplish the task.

What it is: Every so often, this HP printer (a Color Laserjet 4700) prints out a page with instructions that is used to clean the rollers.

Why it’s good: The printer spat out this page without any prompting after a particularly large print run that I did.

This decision is so smart to me because it gave me the tool that I needed at exactly the time I needed it. Instead of blocking future action with an alert and requiring me to clean the printer before moving forward, it simply gave me this page with a few concise directions. It didn’t railroad my task or require me to go get a special cleaning sheet from somewhere else. Instead, the designers and engineers used the limited elements available to accomplish the task.