The Best Interface Is No Interface

The Best Interface Is No Interface

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Our love affair with the digital interface is out of control. Wea€™ve embraced it in the boardroom, the bedroom, and the bathroom. Screens have taken over our lives. Most people spend over eight hours a day staring at a screen, and some a€œtechnological innovatorsa€ are hoping to grab even more of your eyeball time. You have screens in your pocket, in your car, on your appliances, and maybe even on your face. Average smartphone users check their phones 150 times a day, responding to the addictive buzz of Facebook or emails or Twitter. Are you sick? Therea€™s an app for that! Need to pray? Therea€™s an app for that! Dead? Well, therea€™s an app for that, too! And most apps are intentionally addictive distractions that end up taking our attention away from things like family, friends, sleep, and oncoming traffic. Therea€™s a better way. In this book, innovator Golden Krishna challenges our world of nagging, screen-based bondage, and shows how we can build a technologically advanced world without digital interfaces. In his insightful, raw, and often hilarious criticism, Golden reveals fascinating ways to think beyond screens using three principles that lead to more meaningful innovation. Whether youa€™re working in technology, or just wary of a gadget-filled future, youa€™ll be enlighted and entertained while discovering that the best interface is no interface.And if you know someone who hasna#39;t been lucky enough to drop her phone into the a€œcata#39;s water bowl, a€ fear not. You can download literally hundreds of shattered glass wallpapers for free (or even purchase) to decorate the background of your smartphone to fit in.19 Just look at them. ... Ita#39;s fragile, and even the most minor, everyday damage can be difficult to repair. ... your warranty doesna#39;t apply anymore.21 A recent survey found that 23 percent of all iPhone owners have a brokenanbsp;...

Title:The Best Interface Is No Interface
Author:Golden Krishna
Publisher:New Riders - 2015-01-31


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