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We work on next-generation devices with embedded technology: You have these beautiful forms or really interesting functionality that are then stuck with an ugly UI or in a black plastic box.

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Think Frank Gehry meets Michael Dell! Saffet and screen-based interfaces have collapsed into each other and both industrial and interaction designers have a whole new set of issues to grapple with.

We’re still figuring out what this stuff is good for and it’s going to take a while, perhaps a long while, before we figure out the things it’s really best at. The Designer’s Review of Books has published a full review of Designing Gestural Interfaces to accompany this interview.

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Designing Gestural Interfaces

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. How important is it to resolve these issues now rather than let them organically emerge? Get to Know Us. Touchscreens and Interactive Devices by Dan Saffer. Mar 08, Nicole rated it it was amazing.


In turn, we ensure you have everything you need to focus on this mission and be invested in its success – an equity stake in the company, your dream machine set Outside of the personal gadgets we all carry around, one of the areas in which touchscreens have become most pervasive is self-service machines.

The book gives quite a non-standard point of view of the surrounding world and the ubiquitous human-machine interaction. To ask other readers questions about Designing Gestural Interfacesplease sign up. In others it is a first and valiant stab and pinning down a currently emerging and rapidly changing area. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

View shipping rates and policies Average Customer Review: Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Power-Hog piggy bank power meter Teach ’em young! We have to be certain we’re applying touchscreens when and where appropriately.

Packed with informative illustrations and photos, this book helps you: Apr 13, Mabel rated it dah liked it.

The last quarter of Designing Gestural Interfaces is where Saffer takes a plunge into predicting some future trends and has put together an appendix of existing and potential gestural interactions. Touchscreen spreadsheets are probably right around the corner. Be the first to review this item Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Feb 16, Maria Mateva rated it liked it Shelves: Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Will be dated easily, best to check out Dan Saffer’s blog for the book for more recent info.


Once you move into the locations where you find a lot of touchscreens and gestural interfaces, those setups just seem clunky and unnecessary. And from a design perspective, it’s about focusing on the behavior and context of use to make the tasks as efficient and pleasing to do as possible.

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Now, because of technological, social, and market forces, we see similar interfaces deployed everywhere. He is relatively cautious about the future predictions and there is nothing there that is likely to come back and haunt him apart from the robots, maybe.

Some of his predictions are cautious, but they do spot some trends, especially in collaborative workspaces and the potential blunders of gestural interaction design.

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Hopefully we’ll have designed lots of them!