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Tag: User Interface

Volvo Brags About New In-Car Experience Using a Large Touchscreen in the Dash

Volvo Brags About New In-Car Experience Using a Large Touchscreen in the Dash

Volvo is a car company that has built its reputation around on safety for the most part. The company is talking a bit about its new in-car experience and that experience revolves around a big touchscreen.…

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Google Glass Alternate User Interface Hacks: More than Okay Glass

Google Glass Alternate User Interface Hacks: More than Okay Glass

Because of its size and form, Google Glass has a limited – albeit seemingly capable – user interface: touch gestures, head gestures and voice commands. Even though Glass’ display is visible at all times, there are…

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Slide to Unlock Now a Game: What’s Next? Power On, Power Off?

Slide to Unlock Now a Game: What’s Next? Power On, Power Off?

The “Slide to Unlock” interface has become one of the most iconic features of iOS devices. It never occurred to me to think of it as a fun activity, but apparently thousands of people do, because…

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RealMac Clear for iPhone: Task Management Made Easy, Beautiful

RealMac Clear for iPhone: Task Management Made Easy, Beautiful

I’m a sucker for lists and GTD software, and RealMac Software’s Clear for iPhone looks pretty sweet. Its stupid-simple way of displaying tasks and manipulating them makes it a good option for people who want to…

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Modai Phone Could Become Your Best Friend

Modai Phone Could Become Your Best Friend

I think it’s kind of sad how a lot of people are becoming increasingly attached to their gadgets like smartphones and tablets. I mean, finding them to be useful is one thing. But feeling like you…

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Nesting PC Virtual Tablet Concept: What You See is What You Get

Nesting PC Virtual Tablet Concept: What You See is What You Get

We’ve featured several entries from this year’s Fujitsu Design Award competition organized by designboom, but all of them focused on modularizing a computer or making it more portable. It’s not a surprising focus, what with the…

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Flex Touchscreen Interface: Warp Before You Scroll

Flex Touchscreen Interface: Warp Before You Scroll

Scrolling is one of the most frequent actions made in interacting with touchscreen devices. For me it’s such a basic action that I actually didn’t think too much of it, until I saw this new control…

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Microsoft Surface 2: Cool and Expensive Enterprise Toy

Microsoft Surface 2: Cool and Expensive Enterprise Toy

It’s not only iOS devices that have a good grasp of touchscreen UIs, Microsoft isn’t bad at them either. However, there are only a few computers available that allow you to use gestures, and one of…

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Hitachi Gesture-Based Interface: Why Do We Hate Buttons So Much?

Hitachi Gesture-Based Interface: Why Do We Hate Buttons So Much?

Seriously, will the future be button-less? What’s up with this surge of motion- and gesture-based UIs? Aside from Microsoft and Sony working on motion-based gaming controllers, Hitachi is also currently working on a Minority Report-ish interface.…

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Mouseless: Now That’S Magical and Revolutionary

Mouseless: Now That’S Magical and Revolutionary

Pranav Mistry loves creating new ways of using and interacting with computers – he was the one who created SixthSense, a portable interface which projects interactive images, not only intuitive and practical but cool as hell…

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Touchscreen Knob Concept is Turning a Lot of Heads

Touchscreen Knob Concept is Turning a Lot of Heads

In general, devices with touchscreens are intuitive, but not always convenient. Sometimes there’s just no substitute for an actual physical interface. For example, the possible motions for rotation on a touchscreen are awkward, whereas if you…

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Walky Lets You Control Robots via Finger Gestures, Turns iPhone Into a Wii

Walky Lets You Control Robots via Finger Gestures, Turns iPhone Into a Wii

Yuta Sugiura and his colleagues at the Graduate School of Media Design in Keio University had a valid starting point – most of the software or hardware input systems today have no direct correlation to the…

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10/Gui User Interface Concept Ponders How Future Slackers Will Kill Time on the Computer

10/Gui User Interface Concept Ponders How Future Slackers Will Kill Time on the Computer

Those of us who spend more time in front of our computers instead of other humans know that the current keyboard and mouse method of interaction with our magic boxes are far from perfect. I for…

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World’s Largest Multi-Touch Screen

World’s Largest Multi-Touch Screen

HP wowed crowds with this amazing, massive multi-touch display wall at this past week’s Wall Street Journal D5 Conference. The 16 x 8-foot interactive display allowed multiple visitors to simultaneously control audio, video, photos and other…

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Microsoft Zenzui Aims to Revamp Mobile Surfing

Microsoft Zenzui Aims to Revamp Mobile Surfing

Microsoft today announced a new startup business focused on improving user interfaces for mobile devices called “ZenZui.” ZenZui’s differentiator is its unique “zooming” user interface which lets you quickly maneuver from one application or website to…

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Microsoft Zune User Interface Videos

Microsoft Zune User Interface Videos

Mobility Today posted some up close footage of the new Microsoft Zune media player in action today. Note the huge album art, and video playback is done in landscape mode to provide excellent widescreen movie viewing.…

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