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D esigning Future Environments David Kirsh Dept of Cognitive Science UCSD
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Agenda Background: Technology is outpacing design Science: How are we coupled to our environments? Comparing Environments Scientifically Design considerations
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Background of Inquiry: Technology – Walls are data walls – Internet everywhere – Wireless everything – Near field haptics – Easy telepresence – Effective digitization of paper – Sensors make it easy to cross from physical to digital – Rooms are context aware
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Background of Inquiry: Theory • A new theory of how people are embedded in their environments – We are closely coupled to our environments • The environment we inhabit is partially the product of our own structuring actions • dynamics of this coupling must be analyzed at many time scales • we learn to exploit the dynamics of interaction World acts back Part of a system
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Basic Question So what? How does new cognitive theory explain how to make new tech useful?
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Answer – How material science guides architects • Provides constraints on design – allows us to say that design will not work – Physics guides engineers • It is beginning to provide principles to guide designers. Similar to: Gehry’s Disney Auditorium
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The environment we inhabit is partially the product of our own structuring actions One powerful idea
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Create vs. Project Structure
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