DailyDirt: Telling Your Computer What To Do… Nicely?
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The keyboard and mouse may be replaced by a variety of other user interfaces. Touch screens seem to be getting more popular, but “touchless” controllers that interpret gestures are getting some traction, too. Here are some articles on how we might (not) be interacting with our computers, phones, tablets, etc.
- Electrocorticography could create interesting brain-computer interfaces that almost read a person’s mind. Removing a portion of your skull is just a small price to pay… [url]
- If you were never too keen on mouse/trackpads (keyboard shortcuts only, please!), gestural interfaces might be a bad idea. Maybe we should wait for more standardized gestural interfaces before buying any shiny new tablet. [url]
- A bunch of gestures have already been patented, so look forward to many more lawsuits over how users can wave/touch/shake their phones. Slide to unlock is obviously not an obvious gesture. [url]
- To discover more interesting tech-related content, check out what’s currently floating around the StumbleUpon universe. [url]
By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.
Filed Under: electrocorticography, gestural interfaces, hmi, touchscreens, ui
Comments on “DailyDirt: Telling Your Computer What To Do… Nicely?”
A bunch of gestures have already been patented, so look forward to many more lawsuits over how users can wave/touch/shake their phones”
I’m going to patent a gesture. It’s called the bird. It’s for the people getting patents on gestures.
Give me a keyboard with a terminal any day over these silly “interfaces.” I’m partially joking, but only partially. I think gestures are far from being as good an interface as keyboards.
There used to be speed-typing/texting competitions, so I wonder if/when there will ever be a speed-gesture competition for entering data the fastest.. How many words per minute can you gesture?
I hate the very idea of gesture-based interfaces, but I’m heavily biased. You would be too, if you’d played through the original version of Darwinia…