BodyCodehttp://slowcode.makerlab.org• @anselm @makerlab @paigesaez• @ardevcamp @gaffta• Dec 4th 2010
• In the 1930’s Vannever Bush introduced the idea of the Memex
• In 1968 Doug Engelbart and folks from SRI present the “Mother of all Demo’s” to “Augment Human Capabilities”.• They also introduce the idea of the mouse.
• In 1975 a 200+ person team at Parc invent the GUI.• This included several former SRI employees
• Steve Jobs thought this was a good idea
• Then in 1990 Tim Berners Lee invented the world wide web.
• We continue to riff on these modalities.
The reign of the GUI• About a decade for most of us• Norman Neilson Group is a benchmark• Universities produce UX expertise• UI design is seen as paramount• Experience Design and GUI design conﬂate
Enabled a generation• we are all always on always available• the ability to produce large amounts of text• the ability to produce large volumes of work• computer languages are an expected literacy
but there are drawbacks
Harms our bodies
Separates ‘work’ from ‘play’A schism which means we fully honor neither.
Who will invent thenext UI revolution?
By 2020 the keyboard and mouse may be history
Universities may specialize in Experience Design
Students may specializein the bio mechanics of gesture driven UI
Work may look more like dance
Full body patterns may inform the next generation UI performant public and visible gestures gestures selected for form as well as function sign language dance taekwondo capoeira tai chi contact improv parkour
What will the gesture stack be? grabbing, clapping hands, sweeping arms, swimmingmotions, rock paper scissors, waving hello or goodbye,air marshalling, ﬁst bump, thumbs up, bowing, genuﬂect, handshake, salute, gang signs move things, stretch, copy, cut and paste, zoom in, stretch, stack connect objects, wire inputs to outputs, aesthetically arrange code in shared space,