S02E04 (#314). Sci-fi and AI. Over a decade on from our first chat with Chris and Nathan, after the publishing of their book Make It So – Interaction Design Lessons from Science Fiction, Per and James found themselves with the opportunity at UXLx to talk to Chris and Nathan again. Our conversation starts with AI in the context of Sci-fi interfaces, then progresses into a discussion of AI more generally.
This is part 2 of highlights from our 8th UX Podcast Listener phone-in. On a dark December afternoon James, Per and Danwei gathered in Studio Axbom to chat and take calls from you, the listeners for a 2-hour live show.
We discuss living in a VR world, chatbots and suicide prevention, mentoring and getting into UX after your studies. Read More
Don Norman is without a doubt one of the most influential voices within the UX and design industry and also the cognitive sciences. Don produced some of the earliest literature about human-centered design within the digital space – he also coined the term “user experience” whilst working at Apple.
In part 2 of our conversation with Don, we talk about whether technology is making us dumber or smarter, living with complexity, as well as AI, agents and their role in the future of healthcare. Don also ponders our “Heptascale challenge” questions. Read More
Spawned from his keen interest in sci-fi interfaces Chris Noessel is passionate about the concept of agentive technology; computers doing things on our behalf. Computers may do things we don’t want to do or ourselves, things we don’t know how how to do or things we’ve never done before. The trick of course is for the computers to butt in at the right time.
One of the problems with user interfaces is that it often feels like we’re serving the machines rather than them serving us. They demand so much care and need so much attention.
We are joined by Andy Goodman to talk about Zero UI and the challenges that lie ahead for us in regard to user interfaces. The movement of the UI away from the device. In a thought-filled show we also touch upon artificial intelligence, machines understanding context, wearables, filter bubbles, batteries and robot cars.
(Listening time: 49 minutes)
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- Episode 103 Linkshow – What is Zero UI
- Fast Company article by John Brownlee
- Andy’s Zero UI presentation from SolidCon (Video)
- Andy’s Zero UI Slidedeck
- Featured image: TEDxMadrid 2011 (cropped to 1:1)