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Future of interaction

A brief rant on the future of interaction design by Bret Victor

As it happens, designing future interfaces for the future used to be my line of work. I had the opportunity to design with real working prototypes, not green screens and After Effects, so there certainly are some interactions in the video which I’m a little skeptical of, given that I’ve actually tried them and the animators presumably haven’t.

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But that’s not my problem with the video Productivity Future Vision (2011).

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I’m going to talk about that neglected third factor, human capabilities. What people can do. Because if a tool isn’t designed to be used by a person, it can’t be a very good tool, right?

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via: Philippe Archontakis

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