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Feb. 26, 2013, 2:33 p.m.
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LINK: www.theawl.com  ➚   |   Posted by: Justin Ellis   |   February 26, 2013

Over at The Awl, Christian Brown writes about how the movie “Minority Report” influenced the world of interaction design. Gesture-based interaction has become commonplace in our phones, tablets, and other devices. Brown says it’s time for that to change:

There are better ways to handle spatial ideas, ways which are more in line with the way our bodies are built. Human hands and fingers are good at feeling texture and detail, and good at gripping things — neither of which touch interfaces take advantage of. The real future of interfaces will take advantage of our natural abilities to tell the difference between textures, to use our hands to do things without looking at them — they’ll involve haptic feedback and interfaces that don’t even exist, so your phone shows you information you might want without you even needing to unlock and interact with it.

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