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We’ve covered plenty of strange and interesting input devices, and usually, the aim of these things is to simplify and make it faster to input information into our technological gadgets. Sometimes, though, you can only simplify a user interface so much, and it’s still really, really complicated. Designers can “make things as simple as possible, but not simpler” — and here are just a few examples of some interfaces that enable an amazing amount of input choices.
- The Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog is not your average joystick, and it’s not cheap, either. This game controller is not for button-mashers. It has thousands upon thousands of possible inputs for the most complex flight simulators, and it will definitely take some time to learn how to use. [url]
- The Ableton Push makes digital music seemingly easy to create on a keyboard that has all kinds of hardware UI features. It looks like the 80s game Simon on steroids, and it literally demonstrates what it means to have a lot of bells and whistles. [url]
- Formula One steering wheels are a bit more complicated than your typical sedan’s instrument panel. Ferrari test driver Marc Gene briefly explains the various buttons and knobs on his personalized steering wheel, and it looks like it could be a bit of a distraction while driving at high speeds. [url]
If you’d like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.