Tuesday, August 19, 2008

10 Futuristic User Interfaces

Interesting new interface designs ...

"Good user interfaces are crucial for good user experience. It doesn’t matter how good a technology is — if we, designers, don’t manage to make user interface as intuitive and attractive as possible, the technology will hardly reach a breakthrough. To gain the interest in a new product or technology, users need to understand its advantages or find themselves impressed or involved.

And here is where creative ideas and unusual interface approaches become important. Innovative doesn’t mean usable and usable hardly means innovative. As usual, it’s necessary to find an optimal trade-off. And some user interfaces manage to achieve just that.

Below we present 10 recent developments in the field of user experience design. Most techniques may seem very futuristic, but some of them are already reality. And in fact, they are extremely impressive. Keep in mind: they can become ubiquitous in the next years.

You may also want to take a look at the related posts:

* User Experience In The Future
* 15 Stunning Cutting-Edge Gadgets and Technologies

Fez: 2D/3D Gaming Experience

Over years we’ve managed to get used to traditional 2D gaming experience. Fez provides gamers with a new perspective for a new level of gaming experience. Things start to get interesting on 00:30.

Futuristic Glass

This futuristic concept aims to integrate the capabilities of online-services in our daily life. Since web users can now access the Web everywhere and all the time, one can use their mobility for a number of useful applications. For instance, to provide assistance in a city guide, translate texts, look up some data in encyclopedia etc. A futuristic concept which is likely to become reality in the near future."    (Continued via Smashing Magazine, Ray Kurzweil)    [Usability Resources]

Futuristic Glass - Usability, User Interface Design

Futuristic Glass


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