Humans love a good interface

I really like the idea of this machine. It’s just full of buttons, knobs, dials, levers, gauges, wires and things that people love to push, turn and mess with.

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“To create an interaction/ device that explores peoples’ natural instinct to push buttons. Regardless of age, gender or cultural background, I have noticed that humans are naturally attracted to pushing and playing with buttons and switches . What is this universal attraction? Why do humans derive pleasure from pushing buttons? The Happy Feedback Machine aims to explore this innate desire among humans.”

H A P P Y – F E E D B A C K – M A C H I N E

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2 thoughts on “Humans love a good interface”

  1. I have an idea. Possibly an iPod killer but maybe that’s just hubris on my part. I have no idea where in MS it should go but I like the idea of MS sticking it to apple so I’ll post it here and see what happens.

    Ok – you’re listening to the radio. Cool song comes on – you know you want it. Now you have to wait for the disc jockey to come on and tell you what it was – possibly 1 or 2 songs later. Attent span fades. Song forgotten – til next time anyway. Rinse, repeat, until finally you get it and make the purchase (possibly).

    What if you could hit a button on your Zune which would record the time and frequency being listened to at that moment – get back to your PC, plug the Zune in, it does a lookup against a database of radio stations/frequencies and the songs they played at the various times. Finds a match. Looks the song up on the Live marketplace with a preview to make sure it’s the right one – if not a song either side etc.

    Seconds later you’ve made a purchase.

    Anyway – it’s a new paradigm in music sales and one which I believe could be big. Dunno if you can do anything with it or maybe know someone who can but I’d love to see it in action some day.

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