Why you should be excited about zero UI

Zero UI doesn't mean getting rid of the interface entirely. Rather, it's a process where many of the visual interfaces we spend so much time with recede into the background, leaving us open to engage with the stuff that is important and useful to us. It is analogous to inbox zero, where we strive to achieve a blissful state in which everything is dealt with, calm and invisible.

This shift away from the very controllable  environment of screen and pointer means the things we are trying to do are becoming more complex. They now have to take into account a lot more ideas around human behaviours, motivations and emotions. Want to keep things simple? Try a website builder.

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Andy is a pioneer of the service design industry and part-time futurist. He’s a frequent speaker at SxSW, TEDx and O’Reilly, and writes about emerging technology.