Cybiorg Camp YVR 2013: Kharis O'Connell: “Crimeables: the Rules of Distraction.”

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“Crimeables: the Rules of Distraction.”

Do technology companies really take all aspects of human behaviour into account when conceiving, designing and marketing new products? When is something really ready for mass consumption? What are the responsibilities of companies when those experiences help facilitate living vicariously? And what are the social consequences of manufacturing artificial needs and generating desire? Fitter, Happier, More productive – Welcome to the echo-chamber…

Kharis is an ex-Nokia Design self described ‘Technapologist’ who transferred to Vancouver from Nokia in Berlin, Germany. Now he helps craft meaningful experiences at Global Mechanic by day. By night though its a world of Drones, and the creation of ‘Inference Architecture’

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Cybiorg Camp YVR 2013: Kharis O'Connell: “Crimeables: the Rules of Distraction.”

  1. 1. KHARIS O’CONNELLDIRECTOR OF UXLABS.GLOBALMECHANIC.COM
  2. 2. CRIMEABLESTHE RULES OF DISTRACTION
  3. 3. CONTEXT: ‘THEN’
  4. 4. 1993
  5. 5. FEELING PRETTY VEXED ACTUALLY
  6. 6. FEELING PRETTY VEXED ACTUALLY
  7. 7. MILLENNIUM FALCON
  8. 8. MILLENNIUM TURKEY
  9. 9. NO.
  10. 10. BARLEY
  11. 11. 2001.
  12. 12. THIS
  13. 13. NICHE
  14. 14. OH SHIT.
  15. 15. HYPE CYCLE
  16. 16. SalesTimeHYPE CYCLE
  17. 17. CRIMEABILITY CYCLEJust some nerdsso no one wants itSalesTimeSuper Popular, massive demand.$$$Market Saturation,everyone has it.$Value levels out.$$
  18. 18. CRIMEABILITY CYCLEJust some nerdsso no one wants itSalesTimeSuper Popular, massive demand.$$$Market Saturation,everyone has it.$Value levels out.$$PROBABLYSHOULDMAXIMIZECRIME HERE
  19. 19. PROBABLYSHOULDMAXIMIZECRIME HEREMASS ADOPTION POINT
  20. 20. CONTEXT: ‘NOW’
  21. 21. HOPEFULLY WE HAVEYOUR CONTINUOUSPARTIAL ATTENTION NOW.
  22. 22. 1. peculiar or unusual in an interesting or amusing way: a quaint sense of humor.2. skillfully or cleverly made.QUAINTIFIED SELF
  23. 23. ADOPTION CYCLEPebble, Glass,Fitbit etcAdoptionTimeNeeds to reach here in order togenerate real value for users (utility)DANGER OF IDEA DEATH:NOT DESIGNED TO BEHIDDEN
  24. 24. THESE PRODUCTS ARE GENERALLYNOT DESIGNED TO BE HIDDEN.
  25. 25. PEOPLE LIKE THESE GUYS.
  26. 26. “The future is already here —its just not very evenlydistributed”
  27. 27. SO WHAT SHALLWE DO?
  28. 28. DISCREETWEAR NOT STREETWEAR
  29. 29. MYO GESTURE ARMBAND
  30. 30. MORAL LIFECYCLES
  31. 31. K THNX BYE.@RMTWRKRkharis@globalmechanic.com

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