My OS Doesn’t Work Like My Mind

Posted on Mar 1, 2007

I’m still thinking about simplicity/minimalism vs. experiential and emotional experiences. If memory is strongly attributed to adrenaline, then shouldn’t we design for optimal emotional attachment? Or, do we design so it’s “so simple” that you don’t have to think about it?

The folder-file organizational structure of current operating systems (OS) does nothing to trigger emotional attachment or memory, nor is it simple and minimal. Too many paths, not enough experience. It’s too much like a file cabinet and nothing like my mind. So it feels like work, not life.

Data and interaction need to be associated in context to trigger a memory.

1 Comment

  1. George
    July 2, 2008

    Emily your comparison between mind and OS is interesting.