Horse riding as a metaphor for             smart material interfaces                    Prof. Dr. Wim A. Poelman          ...
Key question: Is interface vanishing as       a discrete phenomenon?3/9/2013     Smart Material Interfaces, Santa Monica  ...
Ankie van Grinsven3/9/2013      Smart Material Interfaces, Santa Monica                                         Material D...
Observations• In the past products mainly took over physical functions  from the user.• In this information era, mental fu...
Conclusion• Concluding we could argue that the relation man-   machine is changing from:“a paradigm in which the interface...
EXTENSION OF HUMAN CAPABILITIES  • Donald Schön [3] and others defined “extension of human    capabilities” as a main goal...
EXTENSION OF HUMAN CAPABILITIES• In fact there is nothing new about that.• A pair of spectacles is an extension of your se...
EXTENSION OF HUMAN CAPABILITIES• Already thousands of years, a horse was an extension of our  capabilities to move.• The d...
ANALYSIS OF HORSE RIDING3/9/2013         Smart Material Interfaces, Material Design   9
ANALYSIS OF HORSE RIDING                  Body            Horse                                  Horse                lang...
Smart materials vacuum cleaner3/9/2013      Smart Material Interfaces, Santa Monica   11
Smart materials vacuum cleaner3/9/2013      Smart Material Interfaces, Santa Monica   12
Smart materials vacuum cleaner3/9/2013      Smart Material Interfaces, Material Design   13
Smart materials vacuum cleaner3/9/2013      Smart Material Interfaces, Material Design   14
3/9/2013   Smart Material Interfaces, Material Design   15
Ionic Metal polymer composites           Ionic Metal polymer composites 2           Disney character           Charlottes ...
conclusions     • This vacuum cleaner has started to look a little bit like a       horse.     • It communicates with body...
Thank you!3/9/2013   Smart Material Interfaces, Material Design   18
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presentatie van prof. Poelman op de bijeenkomst "de beleving van materialen door ontwerpers" op 11 december 2012 in de TU Delft

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Horse riding as a metaphor for man machine interfaces

  1. 1. Horse riding as a metaphor for smart material interfaces Prof. Dr. Wim A. Poelman Poelman Partners Arnhemse Bovenweg 13 3708 AA Zeist, Netherlands + 31 30 6925139 wim@poelman-partners.nl3/9/2013 Smart Material Interfaces, Material Design 1
  2. 2. Key question: Is interface vanishing as a discrete phenomenon?3/9/2013 Smart Material Interfaces, Santa Monica Material Design 2
  3. 3. Ankie van Grinsven3/9/2013 Smart Material Interfaces, Santa Monica Material Design 3
  4. 4. Observations• In the past products mainly took over physical functions from the user.• In this information era, mental functions are taken over as well.• A product is not anymore defined by just design requirements, but also by a man-machine “contract” in which rule for cooperation between them are recorded.• Products will not relate to each other anymore as master and slave but as partners aiming for an objective, which generally is decided for by the user.• But even that is not necessary. The objective could be decided for by the supplier of the device.3/9/2013 Smart Material Interfaces, Santa Monica Material Design 4
  5. 5. Conclusion• Concluding we could argue that the relation man- machine is changing from:“a paradigm in which the interface is acting as an intermediary between user and device”to“a paradigm in which man and machine communicate directly.3/9/2013 Smart Material Interfaces, Material Design 5
  6. 6. EXTENSION OF HUMAN CAPABILITIES • Donald Schön [3] and others defined “extension of human capabilities” as a main goal of technology. • Philosopher Peter-Paul Verbeek [2] added to that idea the principle that technology is not something that humans work with, but something that is part of being human.3/9/2013 Smart Material Interfaces, Material Design 6
  7. 7. EXTENSION OF HUMAN CAPABILITIES• In fact there is nothing new about that.• A pair of spectacles is an extension of your sense of sight.• Your clothes are an extension of your capabilities to manage body temperature, as well as an extension of you capabilities to express yourself.3/9/2013 Smart Material Interfaces, Material Design 7
  8. 8. EXTENSION OF HUMAN CAPABILITIES• Already thousands of years, a horse was an extension of our capabilities to move.• The difference between spectacles and clothes on the one hand and horses on the other hand is the fact that horses are smart products.• As the phenomenon of smart products is booming, it is time to learn from one of the first smart product: a horse.3/9/2013 Smart Material Interfaces, Santa Monica 8
  9. 9. ANALYSIS OF HORSE RIDING3/9/2013 Smart Material Interfaces, Material Design 9
  10. 10. ANALYSIS OF HORSE RIDING Body Horse Horse language Brains3/9/2013 Smart Material Interfaces, Material Design 10
  11. 11. Smart materials vacuum cleaner3/9/2013 Smart Material Interfaces, Santa Monica 11
  12. 12. Smart materials vacuum cleaner3/9/2013 Smart Material Interfaces, Santa Monica 12
  13. 13. Smart materials vacuum cleaner3/9/2013 Smart Material Interfaces, Material Design 13
  14. 14. Smart materials vacuum cleaner3/9/2013 Smart Material Interfaces, Material Design 14
  15. 15. 3/9/2013 Smart Material Interfaces, Material Design 15
  16. 16. Ionic Metal polymer composites Ionic Metal polymer composites 2 Disney character Charlottes filmpje3/9/2013 Smart Material Interfaces, Santa Monica 16
  17. 17. conclusions • This vacuum cleaner has started to look a little bit like a horse. • It communicates with body language and manages an own agenda. • For developing body language a lot of technology has to be developed. • Passive color changing materials are proven to be possible, but are not yet applicable on a large scale. • The same counts for shape changing materials. In a horse this technology is present but it is difficult to imitate. • There is a lot of work for biomimicry people.3/9/2013 Smart Material Interfaces, Material Design 17
  18. 18. Thank you!3/9/2013 Smart Material Interfaces, Material Design 18

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