To Win Over Users, Gadgets Have to Be Touchable (RT @SaraCera)


Fri, Sep 3rd, 2010 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

This New York Times article notes that scientists and academics, who study how we interact with technology, say touching screens has seeped into people's day-to-day existence more quickly and completely than other technological behaviours. This is because natural user interfaces are natural, intimate and intuitive.

Unlike past interfaces centred on the keyboard and mouse, natural user interface uses ingrained human movements that do not have to be learned. This is forcing device makers in a post-iPhone world to focus on fingertips, with touch at the core of the newest wave of computer design.



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