Bill Buxton talks about Natural User Interfaces (NUI)

Bill Buxton at the closing keynote of Microsoft’s MIX10 conference, explored the concept of it means to be “natural” in the context of natural user interfaces (NUI). If you’re looking for a quick shot, skip ahead to 2:08 in the video there’s a very interesting concept and prototype demonstration on how we can make panning […]

Bill Buxton at the closing keynote of Microsoft’s MIX10 conference, explored the concept of it means to be “natural” in the context of natural user interfaces (NUI). If you’re looking for a quick shot, skip ahead to 2:08 in the video there’s a very interesting concept and prototype demonstration on how we can make panning and zooming virtual documents more “natural”. Without spoiling how, it really makes multitouch equivalent seem like yesterday’s technology. He explains how engineers can use a combination of interactive gestures and communication methods to enable a “society of appliances” to assist users of technology. "It’s not about speech, it’s not about gesture, it’s not even about the phone, and it’s not about human-to-human communication,” Buxton says.