The user is more than what’s in front of the screen. In this talk, I’ll show how tools can become natural extensions of the user and explain the neuroscience behind the process. But I’ll also show that tools change us, and in fact even change how we see the world. Some philosophers say that this is the most natural thing ever, and hence call us “natural-born cyborgs” (Andy Clark).
Attendees will learn:
how philosophers approach the experience of tool use
how the brain assimilates tools like a computer mouse into our body schema
how tools change the way we perceive the world
what that means for the UX design of tools, interfaces and wearables