The Uncanny Valley of Interaction Design

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Talk given at CyborgCamp 2010 (minus the interactive and video elements). How the uncanny valley, a principle from robotics, governs our responsiveness to most tools, technology and media.

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The Uncanny Valley of Interaction Design

  1. 1. THE UNCANNY VALLEY OF INTERACTION DESIGN
  2. 2. REPILEE Q2 DER 01
  3. 3. TOY STORY (1995)
  4. 4. A CHRISTMAS CAROL (2009)
  5. 5. REALISTIC ABSTRACT
  6. 6. REALISTIC ABSTRACT
  7. 7. REALISTIC ABSTRACT
  8. 8. REALISTIC ABSTRACT
  9. 9. 2004 $631 MILLION $367 MILLION $302 MILLION
  10. 10. 2007 $621 MILLION $287 MILLION $196 MILLION
  11. 11. 2009 $731 MILLION $383 MILLION $318 MILLION
  12. 12. UP (2009)
  13. 13. BEOWULF (2007)
  14. 14. UNDERSTANDING COMICS (1993)
  15. 15. TOOLSINGENUITY INADEQUACY
  16. 16. THE POWER TO DIRECT OR DETERMINECONTROL EASE THE FREEDOM FROM DIFFICULTY, HARDSHIP OR EFFORT.
  17. 17. EASE
  18. 18. MAD (1952)
  19. 19. WALL-E (2008)
  20. 20. IDIOCRACY (2006)
  21. 21. Ha hA! is that The OLD iPhone?
  22. 22. Obsoletelifeformdetected.Destroy!
  23. 23. THE MATRIX (1999)
  24. 24. TRON (1982)
  25. 25. TERMINATOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY (1991)
  26. 26. WARGAMES (1983)
  27. 27. BLADE RUNNER (1982)
  28. 28. STAR WARS (1977)
  29. 29. ASTRO BOY (1952)
  30. 30. CONTROL EASE
  31. 31. EASE
  32. 32. CONTROL
  33. 33. CONTROL EASE
  34. 34. CONTROL EASE
  35. 35. 0.93% 91.32% 5.06%
  36. 36. CONTROL EASE
  37. 37. CONTROL EASE
  38. 38. CONTROL EASE
  39. 39. I HEAR THAT YOU ANDYOUR BAND HAVE SOLDYOUR GUITARS ANDBOUGHT TURNTABLES.I HEAR THAT YOU ANDYOUR BAND HAVE SOLDYOUR TURNTABLES ANDBOUGHT GUITARS. LCD SOUNDSYSTEM
  40. 40. YOU KNOW THE GUYS WITH THEDIGI CAMERAS,PUSH TO THE FRONT AND THENTHEY JUST STAND THERE LE TIGRE
  41. 41. YOU KNOW I HATE TO ASKBUT ARE ‘FRIENDS’ ELECTRIC?ONLY MINE’S BROKE DOWNAND NOW I’VE NO-ONE TO LOVE GARY NUMAN
  42. 42. HUMANSMAKETOOLS
  43. 43. TOOLSAREGOOD
  44. 44. BUT Obsolete lifeform detected.THEY’RE Destroy!ALSOSCARY
  45. 45. BALANCEIS KEY
  46. 46. BALANCEISRELATIVE
  47. 47. LOVE THEUNCANNYVALLEY
  48. 48. MAKESTUFF THATRESONATES
  49. 49. SO THATHUMANSANDMACHINES
  50. 50. CAN LIVE HAPPILY EVER AFTER
  51. 51. STICKA.US/UNCANNYTYLERSTICKA.COM@TYLERSTICKACREATIVE COMMONS PHOTOS RESOURCESflickr.com/photos/themacinator/3381381306/ en.wikipedia.orgflickr.com/photos/nrk-p3/4886912754/ themoviedb.orgflickr.com/photos/veisto/327954861/ glyphish.comflickr.com/photos/bertogg/4662673313/ youtube.comStills or excerpts from film, television, comics, music or literature in thispresentation are © their respective owners. Their usage here is intendedonly for critique, comment or research.

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