Gesture Technology: Small Step for User Interface, Giant Leap for User Experience

Gesture technology? That’s a thing? Yes, and if you’re anything like me, the capacity of it might astonish you.

Take a minute to think about how you interact with your computer — the role it plays in your work life, your social life, or any part of your personal life, for that matter. There’s a good chance that a substantial portion of your day is spent engaging with some sort of computing device and, until relatively recently, this type of engagement required selecting various types of buttons. Now, however, touch screens are commonplace and the computer mouse or keyboard as we knew them are on their way out. So what’s next? Gesture technology!

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The Consequences of Child-Friendly Touchscreens

As the range of touchscreen offerings grows, there is no doubt that most adults are aware of, or interact with the resulting increase of advertising. But what about children? WSJ’s Anton Troianovski published an article today that draws attention to the somewhat disconcerting reality of an overwhelming number of children who currently access mobile devices and, subsequently, are vulnerable to advertising.

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