Sunday, 6 August 2006
I've seen loads of HCI ideas over the years, from 5 finger typepads, to voice commands. All are, in my view, flawed because they require different types of intuition - there is still something that has to be learned. It's like asking two different people to sort a pile of random papers. Without further instructions, they are likely to sort it in different ways: one might choose colour-coding, the other alphabetic. The amazing thing about this video is that this technology is not sci-fi, yet it is incredibly intuitive. It's tactile, and while the sample applications are good, the possibilities in research, design, gaming - everything beyond typing, basically - are mind-boggling.