Cooper Parlor: The UI of Nature
Is there something hidden in nature’s language of interfaces that might reveal a system for designing the next generation of interactions between people and things? What might studying these ecological interactions, and associated interfaces, teach us about our views on UI/UX? What tricks does the natural world employ to signal, filter noise, prevent errors, and make system status visible? In constantly evolving ecological systems, how do nature’s interfaces adapt to meet the needs of it’s users?
In this provocative, hands-on workshop, we’ll:
- Draw useful connections between the UI of nature and the nature of UI.
- Highlight some jaw-dropping examples of UI in the natural world.
- Collectively articulate a set of ecologically inspired principles that can be applied to designing leading edge interactions between people and things.