Oblong Industries’ CEO believes improving the way we talk about user interfaces will be fundamental to their development.


To evolve the user interface we need to start a critical dialogue, Oblong Industries’ John Underkoffler, told the audience at the Wired Live conference in London. The Minority Report adviser and master of gesture controlled data interfaces has already been developing systems to help advance collaboration technology and tackle the question of how successful a UI is.


Computation has had the biggest impact on technological development but – as Underkoffler highlighted – the problem lies in how difficult it is to experience, primarily because it is the opposite of the physical world humans have evolved to understand.


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