‘The Control Panel Project’ September 2, 2009
I’ve long been interested in UI and usability; I took some courses back in school and I’ve pursued it on my own since then. A couple of months back, I performed a thought experiment: what would be the worst (plausible) user interface hardware? It occurred to me that bad interfaces keep the user from performing an activity, but what if the interface itself was the activity? In such a case, the regular rules no longer apply.
From that came my idea for a modular, expandable control panel composed of banks of toggle switches.