User Interfaces of the Future

User Interfaces of the Future
Nicko Margolies
  • 20 august 2008

A user interface is the crucial middle-man between the fluidity of use and the complex technology behind it. Often a crummy interface can cripple an otherwise fine device while an innovative approach can build a success story. Smashing Magazine lists 10 designs that range from production-ready simplicity to far-fetched prototypes. The biggest stand-out is Futuristic Glass, whcih aims to migrate the wealth of information on the web into real life through a looking glass (pictured). Other designs highlight the recent trend to expand the usable space in either larger format displays of data or enable a better tactile interaction with the user. Regardless of the probability of the these designs making it from the drawing board to a store shelf, it makes for an interesting read.

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