I like things with wires. Taking / breaking apart, fiddling and tinkering, I’m fascinated by how things work and how they can be made to do other things. Definitely more hardware than software although code is just another puzzle to work out and modify.
I am also interested in the social change that new technologies bring about. One particularly poignant example is the introduction of touch screens – now some young children think a television or screen is broken if it doesn’t respond to their touch like handheld touchscreen devices do.
– Is this a good or bad thing [does new tech render existing tech invalid/unusable]?
– How does physical interaction change user perception and use?
– Is interface fundamental in our adoption and everyday use of technology?
– How can an interface be appealing to as wide an audience as possible whilst still maintaining a desirable level of functionality?