Hugh Dubberly spoke at our Seminar 2 class this morning, but I missed it because I have been deathly ill. Since Friday, I have been fighting some terrible cold. Illness and grad school do not go together.
He was also giving a lecture in my Studio 2 class. I managed to pull my aching body out of bed and get to school for two reasons. First, I wanted to hear what Hugh had to say. Second, we presented drafts of our next Motorola presentation. I was supposed to do all the speaking for my group, but couldn’t for fear of coughing fits. Nonetheless, I was there.
Hugh gave his presentation first, which consisted of a dozen trends in human computer interaction. They are as follows:
- Ipv6: everything will have an Internet address
- wireless network access will be everywhere (challenge, move seamlessly between devices)
- Everything will have sensors built in
- haptic feedback will become common (extending our senses)
(new touch screens can feel like buttons being pushed)
- virtual sensors and information dashboards will proliferate
- user generated content will continue to grow
- mashups built on open APIs will be the rule
- geo-spacial web overlay
- the days of the mouse and TV remote are numbered
- handheld communicating
- computing becomes increasingly collaborative
- one laptop per child