hix 1.0

Lou-Anne Lalé

hix 1.0 stands for human interface and human experience. It is an operating system (such as iOS and Android) for mobile phones to reduce the cognitive load digital media has on us.

Can design help reduce the information overload of today’s digital world? hix 1.0 is raising this question and is designed as minimal as possible to give the user enough information but not too many distractions. The design is inspired by E-Ink displays which are easier on the eye than the colorful homescreens known from most operating systems. The user can set daily screentime limits and is visually warned with a red interface if the screentime passed the own limit. hix 1.0 motivates to think about how we use digital media on a daily basis and how it is influencing us.

Lou-Anne Lalé

I'm trained and experienced in Fashion Design, Media Design, Graphic Design and now Visual and Experience Design. The combination of these creative fields not only gives me a great skillset, it also enables me to think in many different directions and to look at things from different angles.
It is my passion as a designer to observe the world and humans in order to transform and translate these observations into creative processes.

Where do you see yourself in 20 years?

Being 47

What is a good design for you?

Anything that works well for the audience you are designing for. It should also be intuitive, informative and visually balanced.

How do you approach a new project?

A good old Mind Map done by hand does the trick for me.

Why did you choose to study in your programme?

I wanted to learn more about the interaction between humans and the digital world and broaden my own horizon.

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