Natural Operating System

A concept for a multi-modal Operating System to support users in their daily actions.

It is based on a relevance filter that determines the priority of an event in a concrete user context.

UX/UI Design

Prof. Wolfgang Henseler


The target was to redesign a platform according to natural user interface standards to make interaction more intuitive for the user.

I started with finding the main orientation of the system and identified events, acting as triggers for the users daily actions, as the core.

In the process it was important to not think in hierarchic structured content but in dynamic relevant services. Instead of navigating the system and searching for files, the content would come to the user and he could act upon it.

Our daily actions are determined by upcoming events. These events are the main natural orientation within the new operating system. The core function of the system is a filter, which determines the priority of an event in the current context, time and place.

The user is alerted to important events by push notifications which occur and scale if important. He can accept the event and edit it directly on the surface with the help of inner-services, functions which are included in the object itself and not in a program.

Simultaneously occurring events can be arranged on the surface side by side. The system is multi-modal and can be operated using gestures, touch, voice or text input. The longer the system is used the more precise the relevance filter works – the system is adaptive and supports the user in his daily actions.