“Calm technology“ – technology for the peace of mind
Technology should be a functional part of our life and not constantly interrupting our daily routine. This is what Amber Case says in a video that was recorded at the 67th International Retail Summit at GDI.
The internet and society researcher at Harvard University is investigating "Calm Technology" - technology that uses all human senses to receive information. Why put error messages on a screen when sometimes a red light is enough? Why use a loud beep when subtle vibration would be less annoying?
Case explains in this interview why we have to build technology that works under changing conditions.