The 11 Most Exciting UI and UX Ideas of 2013

Much has changed in our world in the past decade. Remember 2003? 50 Cent was still on top, as was Dubya, and you were hot shit if your cellphone had a color screen. Imagine knowing that in ten years, we'd interact with tech using our voices, our gestures, and even our brainwaves. 2013, in particular, has been a year of … » 12/26/13 9:00am 12/26/13 9:00am

Touchy-Feely Speakers Hint at the Future of Haptic Interfaces

Touchscreens are flat and hard by necessity—thanks to their dense layers of glass, conductive metal, and capacitors. But as haptic interfaces start to appear in commercial gadgets, touchscreen devices are poised to become even more… touchy. Enter Eunhee Jo, a Korean designer who’s spending the next year as a designer… » 9/20/13 6:20pm 9/20/13 6:20pm

Forget Mouse and Keyboard, Elektrobiblioteka Controls a Computer With…

There's a lot of talk that technology is going to kill the book, eBooks specifically. It's true that physical books are still pretty low-tech, but that doesn't mean they have to stay that way. Maybe there could be a future where books are actually computer peripherals. If so, the prototype Elektrobiblioteka is a… » 9/09/12 11:00am 9/09/12 11:00am

Swype Input Interface Sneaks Into Windows 7 Demo

The Swype text entry interface that's been tearing up Android phones, World Records and maybe iPhones was spotted doing more of the same on a large touchscreen at the Microsoft Worldwide Partners Conference. Spoiler: It looks like Swype, but bigger: » 7/18/10 3:00pm 7/18/10 3:00pm

Cowon S9 Curve GUI Not Quite As Lovely As the Player Itself

The AMOLED-screened Cowon S9 Curve is pretty. I get it. But a sexy design will only carry a PMP so far; a touchscreen media player's success depends on its GUI, and things aren't looking fantastic for the S9. » 12/08/08 4:43am 12/08/08 4:43am

Patent For Gesture-Controlled Phones Could Be Nokia's Answer to Touch

Nokia has always held the line that the reason their top-end N-series has yet to see any sign of a touch-based interface was because they were simply waiting to "do it the right way." (The company's first all-touch device, the 5800 » 11/21/08 9:00am 11/21/08 9:00am, was made official only a few months ago).All's fair there, but when I asked Nokia's…