The Natural User Interface
Definition, natural user interface, not reality-based, not mimicry, Newton vs. Palm Pilot
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The term natural is often understood to mean mimicry of the “real world.” In our view, it is a design philosophy and a source for metrics enabling an iterative process to create a product. In this book, we discuss touch and gestural interaction as one modality enabling the construction of a natural user interface. However, we believe that a NUI can be created with other input modalities as well. Indeed, one could imagine following the design guidelines we lay out to create a new kind of interface for the mouse and keyboard, voice commands, in-air ...