• When we talk about user interface (UI) in computing, we’rereferring to how a computer program or system represents itselfto its user, usually via graphics, text and sound.• In recent years, we’ve also witnessed innovated UI thatinvolved the use of touch (e.g. smartphones), voice (e.g. Siri)and even gestures (e.g. Microsoft Kinect).• Here are some key features of what next-generation UI may belike:User Interface That Are (Almost) Here
1. Brain-Computer Interface• Tan Les astonishing new computer interface reads its usersbrainwaves, making it possible to control virtualobjects, and even physical electronics, with mere thoughts(and a little concentration).• Each specific thought has its own brainwave pattern.These unique electrical signals can be mapped to carryout specific commands so that thinking the thought canactually carry out the set command.• In the future where one could operate computer systemswith thoughts alone. From the concept of a ‘smart home’where one could turn lights on or off without having to stepout of the chair.
2. Voice User Interface (VUI)• The most recent hype over VUI has got to be Siri, a personalassistant application which is incorporated into Apple’s iOS. Ituses a natural language user interface for its voice recognitionfunction to perform tasks exclusively on Apple devices.• Google Glass works basically like a smartphone, only you don’thave to hold it up and interact with it with your fingers. Insteadit clings to you as eyewear and receives your commands viavoice control.
2. Voice User Interface (VUI)SAY ‘TAKE A PICTURE’ TO TAKE A PICTURE
2. Voice User Interface (VUI)DIRECTIONS RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU
3. Wearable Computer• As the name suggests, wearable computers are electronicdevices which you can wear on you like an accessory orapparel.• It can be a pair of gloves, eyeglasses, a watch or even a suit.The key feature of wearable UI is that it should keep your handsfree.• It will not hinder your daily activities. In other words, it will serveas a secondary activity for you, as and when you wish to accessit.
3. Wearable Computer• Sony has already released an Android-powered SmartWatch earlier this year that can be paired withyour Android phone via Bluetooth. It can provide notifications ofnew emails and tweets.
• MIT grad student David Merrillis working on Siftables ;cookie-sized, computerizedtiles you can stack andshuffle in your hands. Thesefuture-toys can do math,play music, and talk to theirfriends, too.• In-built accelerometers andIrDA infrared transceivers thatare able to interact with oneanother when placed inclose proximity.4. Sensor Network User Interface (SNUI)
• As these UI become more intuitive, It will be overwhelmingand, at times, exciting and it’s definitely something to lookforward to in new technologies to come.CONCLUSION