Outside In: Evoking a Sense of the Natural World in Indoor Spaces

Last night I delivered my thesis presentation, effectively completing my master’s degree in human-computer interaction design. Over the last seven months I’ve been conducting a design exploration into the ways we find nature meaningful to us, and uncovering ways to enliven indoor environments with a sense of the outdoors.

Here is the 20-minute presentation:

A big, hearty thanks to everyone who came out to see it live and in person!


  1. Laura
    April 28, 2010 – 10:00 pm

    Nice job, Dane! It’s a compelling project space, and you did a nice job creating projects to bring the outdoors inside. I also like the narrative format you used – very easy to follow and understand where your inspiration came from and how you arrived where you did. Plus, who doesn’t like a presentation with some nice 2×2 framework action?

  2. April 28, 2010 – 10:31 pm

    Hooray! Thanks for the props, Laura!