Touchscreens ‘a small step’ in innovation

With so much focus placed on smartphones, touch and gesture control and their evolution, what will be the next big development in how people use digital devices? BBC News reports:

The way we use digital devices has become big news.

People spend so much time looking at a screen each day that every new update to any major operating system is greeted with a near hysteria about whether you should or shouldn’t upgrade.

One big suggestion gaining traction is the notion of the invisible interface. The idea is that the best design will make all technology move so far into the background that it’s not even noticed and just works without even being thought about.

This concept has been around since the 1990s but what this is pushing, from examples so far, is the idea that everything is so intuitive to use that it isn’t even noticed.

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