Technology is the 7th Kingdom; an interview with Kevin Kelly
Kevin Kelly discusses the perspective that Technology is an entity that we are beginning to collaborate with as well as through.
Historically, we’ve designed interfaces in a human centric world, Mr Kelly is pointing to an era where technological systems are becoming so complex we cant and wont ever be able to understand or control them, we can only evolve them in a biological sense.
I believe this will lead us away from a UCD ‘the user is right’ landscape to one were Designing must incorporate the needs of all systems in a given interaction more equally. Currently we consider the constraints of technology and design with that in mind. In the future (if not already) Interaction Design will become the creation of a interoperational language that enables effective collaboration between Users of that language, be they Humans, Machines or Data/Content.