Making User Interfaces Natural

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."

Total Length: 8:17