Ambient Location and the Future of the Interface - Amber Case
Tom_Helmer 100000VYY2 Visits (3963)
Really interesting keynote from Amber Case on the history and future of the human-machine interface. The metaphor she used was the interface has gone from solid (actually physical buttons) to liquid (buttons in software) to air (no buttons but location based). She gave an example of an application that is triggered by my location (eg. the building on your right was built in 1895; a belt gps that vibrates when you face North - no need to look at a screen; a phone that wakes you up when you approach your bus stop or turns on your lights when you arrive home). Interesting stuff.... Non visual interfaces allow you to live without being tied to a screen.