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There's Not an App for That by Matt Jones, Gary Marsden, Simon Robinson

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Chapter 8

Opportunity 2.1

In your Face Technology

Abstract

The first set of approaches we look at to provide face on interaction are heads-up displays and conversational interfaces. In this Opportunity chapter, we analyze the pros and cons of technologies such as Glass and Siri. While there are uses for these input/output styles we argue they can draw people deeper into the digital, or make them feel less rather than more human.

Keywords

heads-up displays; speech recognition; speech synthesis; mixed reality
What’s the Opportunity?
In the last chapter we argued for a move away from heads-down screen interactions. An obvious solution seems to be to allow the user to access content and give commands without having to reach into their pockets, pull out a ...

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