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Think Outside the App – The Human UI: A CHAOTIC MOON SXSW PANEL

17 Aug 2015
SXSW Panel Picker

In case you’ve somehow missed it, we’ve talked quite a bit lately about SXSW and the six panels we’re pitching, and here we’re talking about one in particular. Below is the video and description for a potential panel featuring our own Greg Carley, who—if you vote!—will discuss the importance of thinking outside the app and designing for the human UI at SXSW Interactive 2016.

Watch and learn below, and then throw us a thumbs-up. Come next March, you’ll definitely be glad you did.

Click here to vote for Think Outside the App: The Human UI!

Smart phones have become a remote control for our lives, and in many ways we’re too tethered to these devices. But is this how we want to interact with the world, staring down at a small screen as we walk around like zombies? It’s time for designers to consider new ways to interact with the Internet of everything surrounding us. IoT has arrived with a growing focus on machine-to-machine communication, but human-to-machine communication is equally important in this new frontier of UI design. Think Human UI, where our movements, voice, thoughts, etc. cause systems to respond to us through our environment. Smart devices can play a role, but invisible interfaces are critical for creating the best experiences, and that is precisely what we’ll discuss here.