For many, Natural User Interface (NUI) is a new term, but over the past few years it’s become an incredibly important one to Microsoft. If you want to know what we’re thinking when it comes to computing in the future, you have to know NUI. So we go right to the source speaking to Principle Researcher Bill Buxton, author of Sketching User Interfaces.
Occasionally I read a comment in articles about Windows 7 Multitouch where a hater says “I’m not going to hold my arms up to my screen all day, I’d be sore”, we know that. But I can’t tell you how nice it is to be in a meeting, see an email come up and being able to touch it to open and flick to scroll through the pages. The idea is that we want to give users the best modality of UI for any given interaction.
So watch as I quiz Bill on where NUI fits and what it means going forward.