Tuesday, September 12, 2006

From GUI to E(motional) UI

The near future of UI ...

"In 1988, Apple Computer produced some video scenarios showing how future computers would be able to understand hand gestures, read text, and respond to voice commands. Almost 20 years later, the world is still waiting for a natural way of using computers—though we are beginning to see some of our wildest dreams slowly emerge from the chaos of high technology and become real. In 2006, it is easy to believe that the masses will soon be able to use a computer without any keyboard or mouse. Beyond the constrained space of our personal computer’s monitor, keyboard, and mouse, I’m looking for the sort of revolution that would overtake the wild dream of Blade Runner. I can envision huge 3D virtual worlds and systems that are smart enough to feel a user’s mood and respond intelligently. Now, where do you want to go today?

... “We created user interfaces based on eyetracking that could radically transform people’s everyday use of personal computers. The computer seems magical, because it can understand what you really want to do.”

... “In the future, human/computer interaction will comprise multimodal inputs rather than just keystrokes and mouse clicks.”

... “A virtual assistant that has a lifelike human face can enhance interactive applications.”

... “I want devices that recognize and respond to eye gaze, gesture, and voice inputs—not mechanically, but taking human behaviors and emotions into account."   (Continued via UXmatters)   [Usability Resources]

Virtual Assistant - Usability, User Interface Design

Virtual Assistant

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