I read this article and the author put large application icons in the middle of his desktop screen. Scroll about halfway down the article to see the picture of his desktop: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/before-after-the-reborn-macbook-for-mom-167671 This is similar to the icons on Macs at the Apple Stores that allow you to schedule genius bar appointments. But this guy totally got rid of his dock and it all seems to be very straight forward - perfect for my grandma! Does anybody know how I would go about doing this? Thanks!