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John Underkoffler points to the future of UI

John Underkoffler points to the future of UI

Du Mac à Firefox Le Macintosh a 25 ans cette année (30 ans depuis les premiers prototypes), et en faisant un tour au rayon nostalgie, j'ai découvert un lien entre cette révolution des interfaces de communication entre l'homme et la machine, et une nouvelle qui pourrait bien être en train de voir le jour dans les laboratoires de Mozilla. Ce lien, c'est Jef Raskin, génial chercheur en IHM, dont je découvre les travaux. Aux sources d'Ubiquity Ubiquity est un de mes projets favoris des laboratoires Mozilla. Il marque une étape du retour de la ligne de commande, qui a toujours été mon interface de communication préférée avec mes compagnons digitaux. Après son départ d'Apple, Jef Raskin a continué ses recherches et créé un nouvel ordinateur, pour Canon, le Canon Cat. L'interface humaine Ajout du 9 février 2009 : je tombe avec un peu de retard sur un bien meilleur résumé du livre de Jef Raskin sur Gobz, un blog des étudiants de l'école des Gobelins. Certains de ces principes me heurtent un peu. Archy Alors ?

Passos Coelho anuncia novas medidas de austeridade antes do futebol O primeiro-ministro vai fazer hoje às 19h20 horas uma declaração ao país, anunciou o gabinete de Passos Coelho através de uma nota oficial. A nota do gabinete do primeiro-ministro não adianta o tema da declaração. Passos Coelho afirmou, esta semana que, após a quinta avaliação da troika, não se poderia descartar a possibilidade de um novo aumento de impostos, embora isso não fosse desejável. O Diário Económico avança que o Governo estaria a ponderar um novo aumento do IVA em alguns bens e serviços, de forma a compensar a necessidade de reverter o corte de um dos subsídios na Função Pública. No entanto, apesar das especulações, ainda não foi possível apurar quais serão as medidas a anunciar por Passos Coelho. O Presidente da República, Anibal Cavaco Silva, esteve presente na inauguração de uma fábrica de nanomateriais em Coimbra onde insistiu na ideia de que é preciso repartir os sacrifícios.

The Future of User Interfaces User interfaces—the way we interact with our technologies—have evolved a lot over the years. From the original punch cards and printouts to monitors, mouses, and keyboards, all the way to the track pad, voice recognition, and interfaces designed to make it easier for the disabled to use computers, interfaces have progressed rapidly within the last few decades. But there’s still a long way to go and there are many possible directions that future interface designs could take. In this article are than a dozen potential future user interfaces that we’ll be seeing over the next few years (and some further into the future). Brain-Computer Interface What it is: In a brain-computer interface, a computer is controlled purely by thought (or, more accurately, brain waves). Army Mind-Control Projects Image source. According to an article in Time from September 2008, the American Army is actively pursuing "thought helmets" that could some day lead to secure mind-to-mind communication between soldiers.

Chris Jordan - Midway On Midway Atoll, a remote cluster of islands more than 2000 miles from the nearest continent, the detritus of our mass consumption surfaces in an astonishing place: inside the stomachs of thousands of dead baby albatrosses. The nesting chicks are fed lethal quantities of plastic by their parents, who mistake the floating trash for food as they forage over the vast polluted Pacific Ocean. For me, kneeling over their carcasses is like looking into a macabre mirror. These birds reflect back an appallingly emblematic result of the collective trance of our consumerism and runaway industrial growth. Like the albatross, we first-world humans find ourselves lacking the ability to discern anymore what is nourishing from what is toxic to our lives and our spirits. ~cj, Seattle, February 2011 For updates on Chris Jordan”s upcoming film MIDWAY, visit www.midwayjourney.com. Midway film trailer Donate to the Midway Project.

Signs of the Times News for Wed, 09 Jun 2010 [ Perspectum, MemTable, Work by Seth Hunter ] MemTable is an interactive touch table that supports co-located group meetings by capturing both digital and physical interactions in its memory. Everyone can be a scribe at the MemTable. The goal of the project is to demonstrate hardware and software design principles that integrate recording, recalling, and reflection during the life cycle of a project in one tabletop system. Memtable poses an important question to HCI designers: How can the multi-person interactions we design be integrated with our workpractices into systems which have history and memory? This video demonstrates many of the features of the MemTable Platform. Users in this meeting were discussing potential themes for a restauraunt in their neighborhood. Use case example, photo 1: Marcelo and Natan had a meeting to discuss a new prototype of a food printer before demo week. Use case example, photo 2: Marcelo and Natan bring out version 2 of their prototype and sketch improvements together.

Microsoft TouchWall can inexpensively turn any flat surface into Bill Gates will demo a new multi-touch computer and interface today called TouchWall at the Microsoft CEO Summit in Redmond. TouchWall refers to the touch screen hardware setup itself; the corresponding software to run TouchWall, which is built on a standard version of Vista, is called Plex. TouchWall and Plex are superficially similar to Microsoft Surface, a multi-touch table computer that was introduced in 2007 and which recently became commercially available in select AT&T stores. In a demo yesterday, though, Microsoft Office Labs GM Chris Pratley and Director of Envisioning Ian Sands said that the two products are completely different. TouchWall is a fundamentally simpler mechanical system, and is also significantly cheaper to produce. TouchWall consists of three infrared lasers that scan a surface. Microsoft is quick to say that they have no current plans to productize and sell TouchWall. TouchWall certainly isn’t the first multi-touch product we’ve seen (see iPhone).

Il lègue une partie de sa fortune au village de son enfance AR et chirurgie: “une innovation majeure” » Article » owni.fr, d Si ses usages dans le marketing sont les plus connus du grand public, la réalité augmentée apporte aussi beaucoup à la chirurgie. Explications avec deux spécialistes. Une caméra filme le patient et l'information fournie par le modèle virtuel du patient est superposée sur l'image vidéo. Le chirurgien peut donc voir le patient en transparence. Si ses usages dans le marketing sont les plus connus du grand public, la réalité augmentée apporte aussi beaucoup à la chirurgie. Comment s’est fait le pont entre le monde de la chirurgie et la réalité augmentée ? Ce lien a été imaginé par quelques visionnaires du monde chirurgicale, comme le professeur Jacques Marescaux (directeur de l’IRCAD et du département de chirurgie digestive des hôpitaux universitaires de Strasbourg) ou le professeur Rick Satava (professeur du département de chirurgie de l’université de Washington) il y a déjà plus de quinze ans. Actuellement, quelles techniques sont déjà utilisées ? Image de Une : Helgasm!

User Experience Of The Future - Smashing UX Design Advertisement Over decades we’ve used to adapt our habits, behavior and mindset to technology. We’ve improved our productivity by using tools and devices designed especially for the tasks we have to deal with regularly. But we’ve also constrained our abilities to the features of the very tools and devices we’ve become dependant on. We’ve got used to a number of things. Good news: it can be different. Future For Gamers: Cheoptics360™ Absolutely incredible. reactable reactable is a collaborative electronic music instrument with a tabletop tangible multi-touch interface. By moving and relating these objects, representing components of a classic modular synthesizer, users can create complex and dynamic sonic topologies, with generators, filters and modulators, in a kind of tangible modular synthesizer or graspable flow-controlled programming language. Multi-Touch Microsoft Surface Photosynth The technology was recently acquired by Microsoft and is now a part of Microsoft Live Labs. BumpTop

Alcool : non, non, les Bretons ne sont pas les champions Dessin de na ! « Boire un verre tous les jours, c’est mettre sa vie en danger » dit la prochaine campagne de lutte contre l’alcoolisme. Et contrairement à ce que les non-Bretons se plaisent à répandre, ce n’est pas en Bretagne qu’on met le plus en danger sa vie sur ce mode. Selon l’Inpes (Institut national de prévention et d’éducation pour la santé), au-delà de trois verres par jour, vous entrez dans la catégorie des consommateurs excessifs. Un homme, la quarantaine – la tranche d’âge visée par la campagne – y enquille les verres. Cet homme-là a plus de chance (ou de risque) de vivre en Languedoc-Roussillon ou en Midi-Pyrénées, qui arrivent juste après le Nord pour la consommation d’alcool « significativement supérieure au reste de la France », qu’à Paimpol ou Plougrescant. Non, la Bretagne n’est pas la plus alcoolo Dans ces trois régions, le pourcentage d’adultes – entre 15 et 75 ans – buvant beaucoup plus que dans le reste de la France va de 17,4% (Midi-Pyrénées) à 18% (Nord).

10 Interactive User Interfaces For The Future - Gizmo Watch We have already seen an array of user interfaces, ranging from the mouse and keyboards to touchscreens, gestures and multitouch. But the future is still nowhere neigh. There are still more unique, interactive and futuristic user interfaces to be seen and reckoned with, because only a good user interface can bring out a great user experience. Here, we have compiled a list of top 10 interactive user interfaces that give us a glimpse at what is yet to come in the genre, down miss the jump. Edit 3. Sean Gustafson of Potsdam University’s Hasso Plattner Institute, Germany visions an imaginary interface which’ll allow the users to imagine and use their own graphical interface to navigate a device (or will it be a device at all) instead of relying on the touchpad, mouse, buttons or screens etc. to navigate preconfigured options on a display. 4.

GM Develops Augmented Reality Windshield A new “enhanced vision system” from General Motors could help drivers by highlighting landmarks, obstacles and road edges on the windshield in real-time. Such a system can point out to drivers potential hazards, such as a running animal, even in foggy or dark conditions, GM says. Head-up displays (HUDs) are already used to project some information–like a car’s speed or directions–directly in front of the driver, through the windshield, or even through a side view mirror. These sorts of displays have started appearing in high-end cars, and typically work by projecting light to create an image on part of the windshield. To turn the entire windshield into a transparent display, GM uses a special type of glass coated with red-emitting and blue-emitting phosphors–a clear synthetic material that glows when it is excited by ultraviolet light. The phosphor display, created by SuperImaging, is activated by tiny, ultraviolet lasers bouncing off mirrors bundled near the windshield.

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