Gilles Vandenoostende

Hi, I'm Gilles Vandenoostende - designer, illustrator and digital busybody with a love of language, based in Ghent, Belgium.

Bret Victor: A Brief Rant on the Future of Interaction Design

Recently both Microsoft and RIM made viral “vision” videos depicting their idea of the near future. Microsoft’s arguably the better of the two, featuring the usual Minority Report-esque interfaces, and RIM’s “BlackBerry Enterprising Minds: Empowering mobile employees” (shudder)  is frankly just laughable (imagine the back-pains that smug IT prick must get after spending the entire day touching his screen like that!).

This article reminds us that touch-interfaces are but one of many possible ways to interact with devices, and that we should keep an open mind. And above all: to never lose sight of what makes us human.

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