Everything we’ve known about interfaces is changing.
The way we’ve communicated with digital devices hasn’t changed too drastically over the past few decades. Sure, the introduction of touch devices shook things up a little bit, but interaction still closely emulated that of a mouse. Now things are changing faster than ever, and we’re not just talking about screen sizes.
Interfaces have evolved into a variety of contexts. There are applications that are accessed and used entirely via speech and gestures. Devices that immerse you in a virtual world or simply add a layer to what exists around you. How we use, perceive and interact with the realm of digital is evolving with the technology and interfaces are becoming invisible.
Most initiatives cover the basics - mobile, tablet, and desktop. But increasingly we’re engaging the world in completely new ways through physical and virtual venues no one saw coming. Except for Neal Stephenson. He kinda nailed it.