Thoughts on Future Of Interaction video

Productivity Future Vision (2011) by Microsoft Office Team

After watching the video I had two things in my mind.

  1. 1. Microsoft is really betting and moving somewhere with their Metro UI.
  2. 2. There is a lot of touch gestures involved in their future.

Like I wrote previously my ramblings on Metro UI. I am really liking Metro UI and where Microsoft vision on the Metro design is heading. The video above is really showing how typography and chromeless UI can make feel friendly, seemless and responsive but there is still something missing on Metro UI. I am not sure what it is that I am missing. Perhaps pictures under class panel is not enough for us? We should feel them like everything else we feel on our 3 dimensional world that we call it reality. Our hands can do a lot more than just multi-touch with our tip of fingers.

I just read awesome blog post A Brief Rant on the Future of Interaction Design who had exactly same thoughts with me on touch interfaces. Although, his post goes a lot deeper on the analysis of it.

Challenge for the future of computing really isn’t how to make pictures behind class interactive. It is without the doubt 3D and ability to feel the objects, but it will take years before someone breaks that puzzle.

I hope Microsoft R&D is working their ass off to bring Kinect and Touch together.