blogblog: Here is a user experience concept study that is a mockup of a new Windows UI – and it is not designed by Microsoft but by a guy named Cullen Dudas.
Looks good. Would love to see more. I hope Microsoft comes up with some UI innovations in Windows 7 that really serve the user.
@blogblog) has compiled a categorial list of aspects that drive future UI development:
Better and more intuitive devices interaction
Everyday devices connected to the Internet
Multi-touch, without touching the screen
Interactive and intuitive user interfaces for better browsing
Gesture based interfaces
Interfaces aware of context
New materials that will influence UI
While I agree with the list in general there is something I do not like about it: this list is purely determined by technological advances.
We will see changes in almost all areas of society: how we shop, how we love, how we go about politics, what we regard as value, etc.
So I add some other (very speculative and spontaneous) ideas that are not so much based of the hardware innovation:
Laws that require users have ideal control over privacy issues (hopefully!)
Programmable operating systems on any device with good scurity
Redundant storage on different locations that “logically cloud together” in a personal and searchable environment
Working culture that permits more work “on the road” as before (specifically regarding the social aspects involved in this)
Affordable plans for wireless connectivy and low-priced roaming
Architectural advances that integrate media and new display/projection technologies into the interior environments
wants to have a Plam Pre. The multi-touch, turning UI is clearly attacking the iPhone market share. I think the Palm Pre will not succeed as an “iPhone killer”.
Actually the site PSDTUTS has
great tutorials for Web Designers. But one of the recent articles about what design roles that constitute a good web design discipline did not convince me.