Undergrad Honor Thesis Defense : Bio Hci Toward Interfaces between People, Computer, and Bio/digital system

November 3, 2017

Biological HCI (Bio-HCI) framework is a design framework that investigate the relationship between human, computer and biological systems by redefining biological materials as design elements. Bio-HCI focuses on three major components : biological materials, intermediate platforms, and interaction with the user. This framework is created through the collaborative process between biotechnologist, HCI researcher, and speculative design researcher. To examine this framework further, we present four experiments which focuses on the different aspects of the Bio-HCI framework. The goal of this paper is to 1) layout the framework for Bio-HCI 2) Explore the applications of biological – digital interface. 3) Analyze existing technologies, point out the technological gaps, and identify the opportunities for future research.