It also brings to mind architect Bjarke Ingel’s theory of sustainable hedonism, which argues that being green can be experienced as a luxury rather than a sacrifice. In the case of the Kinetic Touchless elevator button, you might think of it more as pandemic hedonism, and that making safer, healthier choices can be an amusement rather than yet another burden. … [Read more...] about Everyone’s terrified of elevators during COVID-19. Could these magic buttons help?
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Perhaps a door to VR will be too cheesy after spending five minutes with it. Or worse, a door affordance could become unwieldy the same way folders and desktop metaphors can become labyrinthine on your desktop PC. Those are fair critiques. But right now, every time I load a new VR app, I have no idea what menu system, waiting area, or escape plan is awaiting me this time. But doors? I know pretty well how those work. … [Read more...] about Here’s The UI Metaphor VR Desperately Needs