Re: [IxDA] What is the new metaphor?

5 May 2010 - 6:09am
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willdonovan
2009

To follow up with some interesting reading for this topic, I got an email newsletter from 'putting people first', a UX, people centred web site.

The link below will take you to some free sections of a book Mike Kuniavsky on Interaction Metaphors.


http://www.experientia.com/blog/smart-things-chapter-3/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PuttingPeopleFirst+%28Putting+People+First%29



William Donovan




On 5 May 2010 11:38, William Donovan <donovan.william@gmail.com> wrote:

I realised last year that this new term I heard for touch devices was NUI. Then I found out that people in HCI have been researching this stuff for a long time, not just with technology gadgets.
'Is there a new metaphor' is a great question. 
However I learn more and more everyday to look at what was there before the metaphor of the 'desktop' and are we more (as David Drucker mentioned) shifting 'the context of usage'. Shifting it to align the task outcomes and it's process to adapt more with what humans are trying to achieve with technology.
is the real-life metaphor that we are trying to describe just that 'real-life'?I'd like to think so. Less focus on the technology


William Donovan


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