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April 16, 2016 What is Media?

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Our world is made of information that competes for our attention. What is necessary? What is not?


When we design products, we aim to choose the best position for user interface components, placing the most important ones in the most accessible places on the screen.

Equally important is the design of communication. How many are notifications are necessary? How and when should they be displayed? To answer this, we can be inspired by the principles of calm technology.

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April 16, 2016 What is Media?

  1. 1. caseorganic.com Amber Case - @caseorganic caseorganic.com - calmtech.com What is Media Conference | University of Oregon | 16 Apr 2016
  2. 2. caseorganic.com 50 billion devices will be online by 2020. -Cisco
  3. 3. caseorganic.com Sound good?
  4. 4. caseorganic.com Consider…
  5. 5. caseorganic.com The "Smart" Watch
  6. 6. caseorganic.com The "Smart" Fridge
  7. 7. caseorganic.com The Dystopian Kitchen of the Future
  8. 8. caseorganic.com An era of interruptive technology
  9. 9. caseorganic.com We need a Calm Technology
  10. 10. caseorganic.com The scarce resource in the 21st Century will not be technology. It will be attention. - Mark Weiser
  11. 11. caseorganic.com XEROX PARC: mid-90s Mark Weiser John Seeley Brown
  12. 12. caseorganic.com
  13. 13. caseorganic.com Designing Calm Technology
  14. 14. caseorganic.com I. Technology shouldn’t require all of our attention, just some of it, and only when necessary
  15. 15. caseorganic.com A Tea Kettle
  16. 16. caseorganic.com II. Technology should empower the periphery
  17. 17. caseorganic.com Weather Status Lighting Hue Lightbulb connected to a weather report Aaron Parecki @aaronpk 2014
  18. 18. caseorganic.com III. Technology should inform and encalm
  19. 19. caseorganic.com Compass for iPhone existence.io
  20. 20. caseorganic.com 1. Machines shouldn't act like humans 2. Humans shouldn't act like machines IV. Technology should amplify the best of technology and the best of humanity.
  21. 21. caseorganic.com Sleep Cycle Sleep Tracker and Alarm Clock sleepcycle.com
  22. 22. caseorganic.com Sleep Cycle Sleep Tracker and Alarm Clock sleepcycle.com
  23. 23. caseorganic.com V. Technology can communicate, but it doesn’t need to speak
  24. 24. caseorganic.com LUMOBack Smart Posture Sensor Buzzes you when you exhibit poor posture.
  25. 25. caseorganic.com The Roomba Robotic Vacuum Cleaner :)
  26. 26. caseorganic.com VI. Technology should consider social norms
  27. 27. caseorganic.com Restorative Normal Enhancing Fear-inducing Accepted Invisible Technology Social EffectExample
  28. 28. caseorganic.com Feature Phones • Limited Features • Text and Voice Calls • Few apps • Widely adopted over time
  29. 29. caseorganic.com The arrival of the smartphone camera
  30. 30. caseorganic.com Google Glass
  31. 31. caseorganic.com Results • Reduced play • Confusion • Speculation • Fear
  32. 32. caseorganic.com Questions people asked me when I wore Google Glass
  33. 33. caseorganic.com Results • Play (thousands of apps in the store upon launch) • Excitement • Widespread adoption
  34. 34. caseorganic.com Don’t surprise customers. Let them know what’s going to happen. Bring back what people love as special, seasonal editions. Establish Trust
  35. 35. caseorganic.com VII. The right amount of technology is the minimum amount to solve the problem
  36. 36. caseorganic.com Toilet Occupied Sign
  37. 37. caseorganic.com VIII. Technology should make use of the near and the far
  38. 38. caseorganic.com Evolution of computers over time
  39. 39. caseorganic.com Process as much as possible on the device itself. …
  40. 40. caseorganic.com I. Technology should require the smallest amount of our attention. II. Technology should inform and encalm III. Technology should empower the periphery IV. Technology should amplify the best of technology and the best of humanity V. Technology should respect social norms VI. Technology can communicate, but doesn’t need to speak VII.The right amount of technology is the minimum amount to solve the problem VIII.Technology should make use of the near and the far Eight Principles of Calm Technology
  41. 41. caseorganic.com Good design allows people to accomplish their goals in the least amount of moves
  42. 42. caseorganic.com Calm Technology allows people to accomplish the same goals with the least amount of mental cost
  43. 43. caseorganic.com A person's primary task should not be computing, but being human.
  44. 44. caseorganic.com The scarce resource in the 21st Century will not be technology. It will be attention. - Mark Weiser
  45. 45. caseorganic.com Calm Technology from O’Reilly books http://shop.oreilly.com
  46. 46. caseorganic.com caseorganic.com More at calmtechnology.com! Calmtech.com
  47. 47. caseorganic.com Thank you very much! Amber Case | @caseorganic http://caseorganic.com http://calmtechnology.com

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