HCI/HMI Pleasure: Push Your Buttons

Robert E. Wendrich

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The four pleasures; a feeling of happy satisfaction, enjoyment, entertainment and sensorial gratification. "What's your pleasure?", asked Mr. Einstein. "Push my buttons, bleeped the machine." "With pleasure...here we go...!" cried Albert and pushed some buttons on the machine interface. The machine riposted; "Creativity is the residue of time wasted, design for life is to learn how to use creativity in our daily lives to fulfill our dreams and passions. Our tools dictate the nature of our work, whereby our hands are the instruments of our mind. Often software interfaces define the boundaries of our work, but only exploration into the margins of these tools, beyond the intended use pattern can really expose these boundaries. In that sense in order for us to break out of the design paradigm embedded in software we must use it the wrong way . Hybrid software tools and blended spaces for design and creativity try to provide a simple, flexible and efficient workflow whilst still not limit the creative output." "Oh, thank you! Great answer", replied Albert pleased. "My pleasure!", the machine responded.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 20th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 15)
Subtitle of host publicationVol. 9: User-Centred Design, Design of Socio-Technical Systems
EditorsC. Weber, S. Husung, G. Cascini, M. Cantamessa, D. Marjanovic, M. Bordegoni
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jul 2015
Event20th International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 2015 : DESIGN FOR LIFE - Politecnico Milano, Milan, Italy
Duration: 27 Jul 201530 Jul 2015
Conference number: 20


Conference20th International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 2015


  • IR-104525
  • METIS-314453


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