Tuesday 12pm, 3 March 2015


What are the best and worst interface you've come across doing

Chris Noessel (@chrisnoessel)

Author of Make It So -


Christopher Noessel keeps the blog, where he nerdily analyzes the user interfaces seen in science fiction movies and television. One question he is often asked is, "What are the best and worst interfaces you've seen?" The answer to that question takes us to some blockbuster scifi that has left a bad taste in his mouth, some indie gems that you really ought to know about, and some surprising understandings of familiar standards. Join Christopher as he takes us on this irreverent and intellectual tour of the corners of this delightful subgenre of "outsider art." Christopher is co-author of Make It So: Interaction Design Lessons from Science Fiction (Rosenfeld Media, 2012).


Special Location: Wozniak Lounge, 4th Floor, Soda Hall

As the 1st Design Fellow at Cooper, Christopher designs products and services for a variety of domains, including health, financial, and consumer; as well as teaching, speaking, and evangelizing design internationally. Prior experience includes developing kiosks for museums, helping to visualize the future of counter-terrorism, building prototypes of coming technologies for Microsoft, and designing telehealth. His spidey-sense goes off semi-randomly, leading him to speak about a range of things including interactive narrative, ethnographic user research, interaction design, sex-related technologies, free-range learning, generative randomness, and designing for the future. He is co-author of Make It So: Interaction Design Lessons from Science Fiction (Rosenfeld Media 2012), and the force behind the blog