Show notes

In this classic UX Podcast interview, we talk to Amber Case, author, researcher, designer and, at the time we talked to her, cyborg anthropologist. We chat about the ideas expressed in Amber’s popular TED talk “We are all cyborgs now” before turning our attention to the notion of calm technology.

More and more things are demanding more and more of our attention. Everything beeps, flashes, vibrates or notifies. With the onslaught of the internet of things, this is at great risk of getting worse quickly.

As designers, we now need to learn how tackle the challenge of ubiquitous computing and devices competing for human attention

(Listening time: 42 minutes, transcript)

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