Kevin Kelly stated that in the next 30 years the web will have the power of 60 billion brains. Every tweet, picture and comment we create is leaving behind our digital footprint. Our society tends to focus on the NOW, but we are building our future existence here in this organic space. I am constantly evolving in my digital atmosphere. I question where this memory outside of the mind will take me? Where might this realm take you? Your family, friends and future generations to come?
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Wikipedia defines Interface as interconnection between two items of hardware or machinery while Interaction is defined as have all systems related and interdependent. (Wiki)
In the section of Doug Englebart from Moggridge, B. (2007); he discussed the partner relationship between designer and scientist and how both play key roles in the user experience. What I found fascinating was that their use of metaphors in design is still used today. For example, the overlapping windows displayed on a desktop was referring to papers on a desk. The icons both have data and behavior. Today, designers are still using these metaphors to represent the relationships between user and machine. They do this by creating an interface of familiar design like someone’s desk at work. The interaction between the user and the interface then becomes familiar and intuitive. Here is a great example of future user interface technology.
Larry Tessler said from Moggridge, B. (2007); that the best way to design software is with customer participation. The notion that the user would understand the language so that the technology was obvious instead of something new to learn. Bill Verplank said, that interaction design is about responding to how you act, how you feel and how you understand. Jeff Hawkins, made an interesting point in the reading that the experience should feel like a sketch that is free flowing. The iPad does a fantastic job touching upon many of these attributes. Here is an example for how the iPad might inhabit our lives in the future.
Technology is growing so rapidly that soon enough the user experience lines will blur between interface and interaction. Once we start using our eyes and bodies as the interface than it will be difficult to separate all the different interface layers build within interfaces. Additionally, there will be so many multi-dimensional interactions that the user will feel as those their body is partaking in one experience, meanwhile, they are in the center point of simultaneous interactions. Here are some very interesting examples of future technology blurring the lines between interface and interaction.
“Interface (computing).” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 14 January 2011.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6z2DWXmRkg Future User Interface
http://vimeo.com/8569187 Augmented (hyper) Reality: Domestic Robocop
http://vimeo.com/11886557 iPad + Velcro
Moggridge, Bill. Designing Interactions. Cambridge, MA: MIT, 2007. Print.