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Interaction is moving off the screen and into the environment around us.

Cut the steps between thinking and doing

— steven ____ ?

We tend to think about our interfaces as a keyboard or other physical device.

This talk is how can we begin to cross this barrier

1. magic and tech

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic

— Arthur C. Clark

one goal: the computer disappears into the environment.

The phone is the first magic wand for everyone.

The phone is the first internet of things device for everyone.

Sensors * smarts + connectivity

The phone is also always available at the point of inspiration. When you need information, or services.

Mobile phones bring computing power to immobile objects.

If we can make a diaper into a web connected device, imagine what we can do.

Related reference, FOMO : Fear of missing out

Persistent mirror of clothes store

  • Dorothy project
  • Bt.tn
  • Flip
  • IFTTT
  • Zappier
  • Amazon’s dash buttons

Summary :

2. physical meets digital

Physical interaction with a digital API

The web breaks down barriers.

The world is becoming the interface

(You know, like it always has been)

The world is a data source

snapshot by progressive insurance.

https://www.progressive.com/auto/snapshot/

Automatic

delivering actionable advice and insight. Improve safety, give you feedback, checks the engine etc.

https://propellerhealth.com

Passive interface

Ares sand table

https://www.military.com/video/logistics-and-supplies/army-equipment/sandtable-as-fun-as-sanbox/3849414398001/

The world is reactive

The world is a big canvas (we can design for a room or even a city)

https://bit.ly/smart-dumb

wearables vs bearables

project called room E

the world has depth and mass

Thaw — replace the mouse with your phone.

summary:

  • gather data for insight
  • channel our intention sometimes at a distance. making it simple to move from idea to action
  • use the world as a canvas
  • interactions have mass

3. magic imagined

hardware is not the barrier, we can use regular stuff.

software and behavior is the hard part

This is not a challenge of technology but a challenge of imagination

design for the thing’s essential thingness

— josh clark

Different mental models lead to frustration

— Abby Covert

Don’t just add data. Add insight

Expose as little technology as possible

Mailchimp + https://brendandawes.com/

Be a little bit ridiculous

There is wisdom in play and immaturity. Gets us thinking into new ways of interacting with the world.

— josh clark

Magic always goes wrong

We should always have access to the off switch!

When algorithms fails, is the point to add human judgment.

Tech should aplify our humanty.

— Josh Clark


 

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