Introducing the human interface project
The hi:project is a nonprofit, free, open-source engineering program formed to create a more human-centric web, open and accessible to all. Endorsed by the Web Science Trust, we’re currently building a community of interested parties, preparing to develop a technical proof of concept to demonstrate the potential of our vision.
The project helps:
- secure a citizen-centric Internet (redecentralizing)
- solve personal data & privacy
- transform accessibility & digital inclusion.
We do so by pioneering the human interface (HI), the successor to the user interface (UI), defined by comparison below.
IN 90 SECONDS
The original introduction video
With thanks as always to the wonderful talents of Nic AKA Karoshikula.
A comparative definition of the human interface
|USER INTERFACE (UI)||SURVEILLANCE INTERFACE (SI)||HUMAN INTERFACE (HI)|
|50 year old construct fit for 20th Century computing||for the pervasive digital environment of the 21st Century||for the pervasive digital environment of the 21st Century|
|up close to the machine||up close to the service provider||up close to the individual|
|designed for an ‘average’ user||designed to surveil the individual uniquely||assembled uniquely for the individual|
|the organization’s||the service provider’s||the individual’s|
|the user must fit to the machine||fitted to the individual||fits to the individual|
|provides interactive information||requires knowledge building by the service provider||enables knowledge building by the individual|
|no AI||intelligence (AI) is outsourced||intelligence (AI) is supplied|
|degrees of awkwardness||concealed, blackbox, so ‘disappears’||transparent, ideal, so ‘disappears’|
|largely static design||dynamic, in the moment||dynamic, in the moment|
|‘the interface is the product’||you are the product||the product is the product|
|decentralized||centralizing, eroding the Web We Want||decentralizing, supporting the Web We Want|