Specialized Interfaces such as voice recognition, text-to-speech technology and thought input
Devices : barcodes , Radio Frequency Identifier (RFID)
Shopping online made life much easier for people with disabilities and people who live in a place where there is no access to big shops.
Good Example : Stephen Hawking
E.G : Skype, Viber, Social Networks
Scientists use remote controlled robot to collect mineral samples from a volcano
Proloquo2Go : The symbol-supported communication app that gives a voice to people who cannot speak
For example, now we do not need to wash clothes by hand, enabled people to communicate without having to be connected to something by a wire, smartphones are incredibly capable, being able to perform things that only computers could do several years ago.
Robots have great difficulty identifying objects based on appearance or feel, and they still move and handle objects clumsily. They are capable only of very limited tasks.
Impacts of HCI
IMPACTS OF HCI
PRESENTED BY SHWE YEE MYA WIN
Introduction to HCI
Impacts of HCI on Economy
Impacts of HCI on Society
Impacts of HCI on Culture
Impacts of potential future developments in HCI
Human Computer Interaction
The study of how people interact with computers and planned
design of human-centric interactive computer systems.
Quicker and Accurate Inputs
Shop at ease
The advances in technologies make manufacturing tasks can now be
completely automated. Machines can work constantly without having a
break producing more accurate outputs than manual labors.
Increasing automation leads to improving productivity.
Organization will no longer need a lot of people to work for them which
leads to increasing amount of unemployed people.
Unemployment leads to weaker economy since unemployed people will
not be spending much money on things.
Quicker and Accurate Inputs
High technology devices can read data automatically making thing much
easier, quicker, more accurate and reducing complexity than manual inputs.
Speed up and accurate inputs leads to quicker and correct outputs.
Shop at Ease
Shopping online is more convenient for users since they can
purchase whatever they want without needing to leave their
E-Commerce website is much cheaper to set up than to build
a physical store or rent out the space.
People do less exercise sitting in front of computer all day long which
could lead to unhealthy lives
Allows different companies to make a deal or talk about the business
over the internet or phone lines reducing both time and money for
Technologies like voice input, text-to-speech and thought input helps
disable people to interact with the computer more efficiently and that affect to
economy because even disable people would be useful person which in turns
improve the productivity of the economy.
Ease of Communication
Ease of Communication
The ways we communicate is no longer limited to letters
or face to face. Mobile technology has enabled people to
communicate to anyone, anywhere, whenever they want.
This very ease of communication makes people unable
to socialize well in person and it could also leads to
untrue or poorer relationships.
Later electronic devices make sure the input and output process are as simple
and easy for the user as possible. With these user friendly devices, people do
not require to have much training in order to control the functions of these
devices like past generations. Examples of user friendly devices are touch
screen, voice recognition and motion-sensing controller.
Remote controlled machines have been created for the purpose of allowing
people to explore dangerous environments in complete safety. Remote
control drones have been used in the army for monitoring the enemy territory
without fear of being harmed. These machines can also be used for search &
destroy collapsed buildings and scientific exploration. This is a much safer
way to go these missions than sending in real people.
High technology devices allow people with disabilities to help themselves
without much help from anyone. It could make them confident and feel more
independent so that they will no longer feel like they are being left behind from
Improved social aspect
Minimized language barriers
Develop living standards
Improved Social Aspect
Everyone get a chance to learn about other cultures and
traditions. Being able to understand one another will prevent
causing offence and will open up new relations to other
This in turns can have other culture influence on the society
and it could diminish the own nation’s culture.
Minimized Language Barriers
Computers and smartphones can now help to translate other languages just by
typing or saying words in native language and it will respond with translations in
their chosen language. This simple use of translators can reduce the barriers
between different cultures therefore people have been able to communicate
easier not only for social aspect but also with work purposes.
Develop Living Standards
Comparing to 60 and 70 years ago, HCI has changed the way cultures work
Some examples would be :
enabled people to communicate without having to be connected to
something by a wire,
nearly all manufacturing are using machinery,
people tend to surf on Internet for information rather than reading
hardback book and
even young children nowadays are exposed to a lot of technology.
This shows that our living standards are massively improved within few
Deskilling work is when one's job is replaced with a
machine which will be able to do the job quicker, faster
and for a lot cheaper.
Due to these new technologies, deskilling becomes more and more of a
► Since automatic machinery removes the need of specialists and labor, it could
increase the level of unemployment and employee can feel worthless and
under value which makes them less motivated to work.
► many people are losing the skills that were present before. As technology
improves, people will dependent on machinery limiting their ability and thinking
power to know how things will work.
As HCI continues to develop, there are many possible developments
that could be implemented in the future. Some potential developments
3D Holographic Projection Technology
The study of science and technology that focuses on the creation of
intelligent machines that work and behave like humans. Robotics is a
major part of AI. Currently, no robots or machines exhibit complete
Impacts of Artificial Intelligence
Nearly all the basic tasks done by humans will totally be
replaced by AI while human can spend more time doing more
×With machines that have their own intelligence with the ability
to think, analyze, and make decision like human, it could
potentially overpower human race.
×Human mind and its capabilities might go to waste
×Increases the possibility that these AI machines could take
unexpected actions beyond our control.
3D Holographic Projection
Magnificent technology that records the light scattered from an object
and present it in high resolution 3D object that allows the user to
interact with it without needing any special equipment.
Impacts of Holographic Technology
In future, holographic displays will be replacing all present
displays in all sizes, from small phone screen to large
Interactive visual 3D blueprints or designs could me made,
or even become part of the overall design process.
× Without the need of any special device, people could face
eye problems from 3D projection as their eyes are focusing
directly on the screen.
Thought Input is technology that allow users to input and control the
interfaces according their thoughts.
Want to dial up your friend? In coming years, you'll simply think the
phone number and your phone will start dialing !!
Impacts of Thought Input
Things becomes much more easier, faster and productive .
Physical input devices are no longer needed.
Very useful especially for disable people who cannot speak
and can hardly move.
× Things will get worse if it is used for bad purpose.