When was the last time you paid attention to a set of instructions?

If you’ve bought anything recently, odds are it’ll have a set of instructions for either putting it together, setting it up, and sometimes even for unboxing it. But how much of this did you actually read or pay attention to?

If you make and play with Lego then the instructions are quite important if you want the results to look like what’s on the front of the box. The same with Ikea or other DIY furniture. The instructions for both have next to no writing on them (no need for multiple translations making the instructions far thicker than they need to be). Simple, effective image-based instructions … “take this and put it here”.

Yes, I know, I am in the minority and actually, I like Ikea furniture – it’s easy to assemble, reasonably cheap, looks good, and lasts. Don’t hate me for it.

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