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User interface trends
Alan Dix
Talis, University of Birmingham
& Tiree Tech Wave
http://alandix.com/academic/papers/nui201...
University of
Birmingham
Tiree
Talis
Tiree Tech Wave
20-24 March 2014
Alan Walks Wales
1058 miles
3 ½ months
April-July 2013
focus on IT at the margins
the best technology!
voice recorder
real buttons!!
use it while moving
data
location
GPX ... batteries ... sporadic signals ....
bio-sensing
ECG (heart), EDA (skin) and accelerometers
audio and...
user interface trends ...
changes due to:
technology
society and the world
academic/design discipline
... and what this me...
technology
changes?
novel technology
commoditisation of technology
… computers by the bucket load
http:/www.hcibook.com/alan/projects/firefly/
cognition connects with computation
when bodies touch technology
• material design
• spatial layout
• the body
• digital artefacts
space and spatial
arrangement
digital artefacts
virtual ...
physical design
digitality invades the world
• Xerox Paperwork/dataglyphs
• 3D printing
• active materials
natural?
gestures in mid air ...
in air haptics 
onomatopoeic action
vestigial or imitative
largely symbolic
communicatio...
low attention – low intention
implicit
or
incidental
Tiree open sign
augmented bodies?
http://people.ucsc.edu/~joahanse/onlineexhibit/thirdhand/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ship_Who_Sang
augmented senses?
Google glass – high attention
holographic spectacles
focus, zoom, ...
direct neural stimulation
sublimin...
society and the world
technology and society
from the stirrup
to the Arab Spring
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikecogh/6850316297/
tomorrow’s children ...
physiological changes
... all fingers and thumbs
cognitive changes
the death of meta-cognition?
to...
post-industrialisation
craft and artisan
http://www.hovisbakery.co.uk
http://artisanbaker.org
at the margins
social marginality:
poor, old, rural
information marginality:
poor connectivity, old devices
IT deepens the...
slow time & design for solitude
the discipline
rediscovering rigour
and methodology
the new artisan ...
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:15121
celebrating locality
IT in the margins
lessons from each other
Harris Tweed
hole in the wall
simple SMS
an old dream ...
the electronic village...
smarter design for
(maybe less smart)
technology?
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User Interface Trends

talk at Rank Symposium: Symposium on Natural User Interfaces, Augmented Reality and Beyond: Challenges at the Intersection of HCI and Computer Vision - 18th to 21st November 2013

see also: http://alandix.com/academic/papers/nui2013/

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User Interface Trends

  1. 1. User interface trends Alan Dix Talis, University of Birmingham & Tiree Tech Wave http://alandix.com/academic/papers/nui2013/
  2. 2. University of Birmingham Tiree Talis Tiree Tech Wave 20-24 March 2014
  3. 3. Alan Walks Wales 1058 miles 3 ½ months April-July 2013 focus on IT at the margins
  4. 4. the best technology! voice recorder real buttons!! use it while moving
  5. 5. data location GPX ... batteries ... sporadic signals .... bio-sensing ECG (heart), EDA (skin) and accelerometers audio and images in the moment text after the event implicit explicit
  6. 6. user interface trends ... changes due to: technology society and the world academic/design discipline ... and what this means for users
  7. 7. technology
  8. 8. changes? novel technology commoditisation of technology
  9. 9. … computers by the bucket load http:/www.hcibook.com/alan/projects/firefly/
  10. 10. cognition connects with computation when bodies touch technology
  11. 11. • material design • spatial layout • the body • digital artefacts space and spatial arrangement digital artefacts virtual physicality material artefacts and design the body physiology understanding physicality
  12. 12. physical design
  13. 13. digitality invades the world • Xerox Paperwork/dataglyphs • 3D printing • active materials
  14. 14. natural? gestures in mid air ... in air haptics  onomatopoeic action vestigial or imitative largely symbolic communication not tool
  15. 15. low attention – low intention implicit or incidental Tiree open sign
  16. 16. augmented bodies? http://people.ucsc.edu/~joahanse/onlineexhibit/thirdhand/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ship_Who_Sang
  17. 17. augmented senses? Google glass – high attention holographic spectacles focus, zoom, ... direct neural stimulation subliminal semantic labelling expanded periphery augmented colour space?
  18. 18. society and the world
  19. 19. technology and society from the stirrup to the Arab Spring http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikecogh/6850316297/
  20. 20. tomorrow’s children ... physiological changes ... all fingers and thumbs cognitive changes the death of meta-cognition? today’s
  21. 21. post-industrialisation craft and artisan http://www.hovisbakery.co.uk http://artisanbaker.org
  22. 22. at the margins social marginality: poor, old, rural information marginality: poor connectivity, old devices IT deepens the divide ... but can IT help in the margins?
  23. 23. slow time & design for solitude
  24. 24. the discipline
  25. 25. rediscovering rigour and methodology
  26. 26. the new artisan ... http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:15121
  27. 27. celebrating locality
  28. 28. IT in the margins lessons from each other Harris Tweed hole in the wall simple SMS an old dream ... the electronic village shop what now? www.hole-in-the-wall.com
  29. 29. smarter design for (maybe less smart) technology?

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