Although automation is undeniably valuable, decades of research have shown that it does not always deliver the foreseen benefits and can have unintended consequences.
I own an Android smart phone. The thing only leaves my side to charge and I use it for a lot of activities. I use it as my primary Gmail viewer, checking Twitter and Facebook on the go, for news, and some internet searches. I don’t think I ever realized how closely my phone was tracking my habits. But the other day I swear it read my mind. Read more Searching for Answers
During some of my earlier searches into NUI I came across www.nuigroup.com, a community for sharing ideas as NUI is explored. One concept that took me by surprise and made me rethink my initial thoughts of what a Natural User Interface is about was Interaction Grass – Frits Stam. Read more Interactive Grass?
A recent post from the folks over at Channel 9 has caught my attention regarding a Kinect for Windows development. The original article is a bit on the technical side and goes into lots of great information on how to use the API and various resolution issues that quite frankly is a bit too technical to get real excited over, especially with this announcement competing with E3 announcements. I’ve decided to take a step back from all the supper technical code speak and talk about why this is an important step for NUI. Read more Kinect for Windows Gets All Up In Your Grill
It’s no longer just Microsoft that wants to get rid of controllers. Infosys, of India, is ready to demonstrate the integration of NUI into your cablebox. Whereas Microsoft has been focusing on increasing the home entertainment value of the Xbox platform, other companies such as Infosys is halping to lead the way in bringing similar interactive entertainment experiences through other devices. Read more Infosys to Demonstrate Next-Generation Natural User Interface Cable TV Concepts at The Cable Show’s “Imagine Park” – MarketWatch
NUI is an acronym for “Natural User Interface.”
The world currently runs on GUI–Graphical User Interface–but that is fast changing. Such motion sensing devices as Kinect (tm Microsoft) and even the position sensors in iPad (tm Apple), Nook (tm Barnes and Noble), and many other tablet devices that allow them to respond to human movements are just the beginnings of what will be an exciting new world devoted to ever more natural-feeling interfaces to all kinds of devices.
In this blog, I will explore the world of these interfaces as well as the devices they control. Join me in a walk into a NUI world.
— Eric Wilkinson