Despite the ubiquity of technology in our lives, and our increasing familiarity with it, there is still a disconnect that exists between human and machine. Short of the Transhumanist version of the future that imagines the eventual merging of the two, CIID students Kevin Cannon and Tobias Toft have envisioned a conceptual user interface that attempts to bridge that gap by designing a more user- friendly experience.

Despite the ubiquity of technology in our lives – in the form of laptops, smartphones etc. – and our increasing familiarity with it, there is still a disconnect that exists between human and machine. Short of the Transhumanist version of the future that imagines the eventual merging of the two, CIID students Kevin Cannon and Tobias Toft have envisioned a conceptual user interface that attempts to bridge that gap by designing a more user- friendly experience.

As part of a two-week study course with Nokia, the pair conceived “Little World,” a UI that blends the avatar elements of Nintendo’s Mii Plaza with the functionality of email, messaging and calls to create a customizable universe populated by your friends and other contacts. While their initial offering might fall a bit too far into the realms of the cartoon-ish to be useful in a business context, it does succeed in bringing a more relatable, personal aspect to device navigation.

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