What if your favourite apps turned into little machines? What makes physical objects more emotionally engaging than apps? How do we connect to them through our natural senses and cognitive abilities?
Together we'll break down some of our favourite apps to their elementals and imagine them as physical machines. We'll examine aspects of experience which can bring us closer to the services we use everyday.
How? With a few short hands-on exercises, we'll explore the jobs-to-be-done behind popular apps. Quick prototypes and scenarios of how these might exist as machines will try to uncover what we're after.
The ‘Apps as Machines’ workshop was held during ThingsCon in May 2014 in Berlin — by Boris Anthony, Hannes Jentsch and Martin Jordan