The Uncanny Valley of Interaction Design

The Uncanny Valley of Interaction Design

Talk given at CyborgCamp 2010 (minus the interactive and video elements). How the uncanny valley, a principle from robotics, governs our responsiveness to most tools, technology and media.

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Tyler Sticka

June 14, 2012
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  1. THE UNCANNY VALLEY OF INTERACTION DESIGN

  2. REPILEE Q2 REPILEE Q2 DER 01 DER 01

  3. None
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  5. TOY STORY (1995) TOY STORY (1995)

  6. A CHRISTMAS CAROL (2009) A CHRISTMAS CAROL (2009)

  7. REALISTIC ABSTRACT

  8. REALISTIC ABSTRACT

  9. REALISTIC ABSTRACT

  10. REALISTIC ABSTRACT

  11. $302 MILLION $302 MILLION $367 MILLION $367 MILLION $631 MILLION

    $631 MILLION 2004
  12. $196 MILLION $196 MILLION $287 MILLION $287 MILLION $621 MILLION

    $621 MILLION 2007
  13. $318 MILLION $318 MILLION $383 MILLION $383 MILLION $731 MILLION

    $731 MILLION 2009
  14. UP (2009) UP (2009)

  15. BEOWULF (2007) BEOWULF (2007)

  16. UNDERSTANDING COMICS (1993) UNDERSTANDING COMICS (1993)

  17. TOOLS INGENUITY INADEQUACY

  18. CONTROL EASE THE POWER TO DIRECT OR DETERMINE THE POWER

    TO DIRECT OR DETERMINE THE FREEDOM FROM DIFFICULTY, HARDSHIP OR EFFORT. THE FREEDOM FROM DIFFICULTY, HARDSHIP OR EFFORT.
  19. EASE

  20. None
  21. MAD (1952) MAD (1952)

  22. None
  23. WALL-E (2008) WALL-E (2008)

  24. IDIOCRACY (2006) IDIOCRACY (2006)

  25. None
  26. Ha hA! is that The OLD iPhone?

  27. Obsolete lifeform detected. Destroy!

  28. THE MATRIX (1999) THE MATRIX (1999)

  29. TRON (1982) TRON (1982)

  30. TERMINATOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY (1991) TERMINATOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY (1991)

  31. WARGAMES (1983) WARGAMES (1983)

  32. BLADE RUNNER (1982) BLADE RUNNER (1982)

  33. STAR WARS (1977) STAR WARS (1977)

  34. ASTRO BOY (1952) ASTRO BOY (1952)

  35. None
  36. CONTROL EASE

  37. EASE

  38. CONTROL

  39. CONTROL EASE

  40. CONTROL EASE

  41. 91.32% 91.32% 5.06% 5.06% 0.93% 0.93%

  42. CONTROL EASE

  43. CONTROL EASE

  44. CONTROL EASE

  45. LCD SOUNDSYSTEM LCD SOUNDSYSTEM I HEAR THAT YOU AND YOUR

    BAND HAVE SOLD YOUR GUITARS AND BOUGHT TURNTABLES. I HEAR THAT YOU AND YOUR BAND HAVE SOLD YOUR TURNTABLES AND BOUGHT GUITARS.
  46. LE TIGRE LE TIGRE YOU KNOW THE GUYS WITH THE

    DIGI CAMERAS, PUSH TO THE FRONT AND THEN THEY JUST STAND THERE
  47. GARY NUMAN GARY NUMAN YOU KNOW I HATE TO ASK

    BUT ARE ‘FRIENDS’ ELECTRIC? ONLY MINE’S BROKE DOWN AND NOW I’VE NO-ONE TO LOVE
  48. HUMANS MAKE TOOLS

  49. TOOLS ARE GOOD

  50. Obsolete lifeform detected. Destroy! BUT THEY’RE ALSO SCARY

  51. BALANCE IS KEY

  52. BALANCE IS RELATIVE

  53. LOVE THE UNCANNY VALLEY

  54. MAKE STUFF THAT RESONATES

  55. SO THAT HUMANS AND MACHINES

  56. CAN LIVE HAPPILY EVER AFTER

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