Bill Buxton always leaves an impression when you see him talk. Recently at the closing keynote of Microsoft’s MIX10 conference, Bill explored the concept of it means to be “natural” in the context of natural user interfaces (NUI).
Whilst it was an interesting presentation – Bill’s larger-than-life character is hard to miss, I don’t think some of the points came across very clear which is why this new 8-minute video by Microsoft Research is a must watch for all user experience-enthusiasts.
If you’re looking for a quick bite, skip ahead to 2:08 in the video where there’s a very interesting concept and prototype demonstration on how we can make panning and zooming virtual documents more “natural”. Without spoiling how, it really makes the multitouch equivalent seem like yesterday’s technology.