Category Archives: User Interface Technologies

Voice Interfaces: Assessing the Potential

Summary: Visual interfaces are inherently superior to auditory interfaces for many tasks. The Star Trek fantasy of speaking to your computer is not the most fruitful path to usable systems. Voice interfaces will not replace screens as the medium of choice for most user … Continue reading

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Modernizing Hospital Experiences with KUI

Touch screen installations are by no means new. We have been using them in airports and ATMs for years now. With the advances in computing and gestural touch interfaces, we are starting to see them even be considered at the local … Continue reading

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Noncommand User Interfaces

(Note: This is a revised version of a paper that appeared in the Communications of the ACM 36, 4 (April 1993), 83-99 [reference 95].) Abstract Several new user interface technologies and interaction principles seem to define a new generation of user interfaces … Continue reading

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Touch Interfaces

In computing, multi-touch refers to a touch sensing surface’s (trackpad or touchscreen) ability to recognize the presence of two or more points of contact with the surface. This plural-point awareness is often used to implement advanced functionality such as pinch to zoom or activating predefined programs. In … Continue reading

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UI Technologies are trendy…but what are they really good for?

A good UI is nothing without talented graphical designers and interaction designers: How the plethora of new UI technologies are helping unleashing their creativity? What are the main concepts behind those technologies?Let’s try to find out! UI is trendy… thank … Continue reading

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