In this ‘warts and all’ case study we’ll report on a project to design and develop a multi-touch gestural and tangible user interface that allows visitors to a retail store to interact and learn about products for sale. We will cover issues of developing a user experience that successfully bridges the physical and online worlds, and discuss challenges of designing for gestural and tangible users interfaces, including how to design for 360 degrees, designing for simultaneous control, and working without standards.
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A new inflection point in human-computer interaction is upon us. Along with other technologies, Microsoft Surface marks a departure from graphical user interface or GUI into the world of Natural User Interface or NUI. This talk begins with discussion of emotional design and its importance in the future of society. The lens shifts to how one design team is thinking about designing for a new era in which emotional intent and intuitive interaction are the imperative. Using theoretical models drawn from a mix of history, science, philosophy, and even video game design, this presentation reveals principles behind experience design for Microsoft Surface and beyond.
Interaction design is often focused at the interface between a person and a system in the form of a series of request-response actions. But interaction design can be positioned at the strategic level when the interaction designer looks at the transition between interactions & touchpoints; and the aggregate effect of these interactions on the overall service experience.
Microsoft today announced a new tablet called "Microsoft Surface," a device with a 10.6-inch screen that runs on the company’s new Windows 8 OS.