Making User Interfaces Natural

Speaker  Bill Buxton

Duration  00:08:12

Date recorded  1 March 2010

In a video about new ways to design natural user interfaces, Bill Buxton, principal researcher for Microsoft Research, 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. “How these things work together in a natural and seamless way that reduces complexity for the users—that’s what we’re about. Getting these things right opens up another dimension in how we have technology integrated into our lives."

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