3 Devices that Will Revolutionize How We Interface in 2013: MYO, Leap, & Google Glass

MYO futuristic interface
Last month when I was applying for the wildcard spot at WPP Stream (which I didn’t get. boo!), I needed to think of what trend is going to define 2013. An obvious emerging trend to me is that 2013 is likely going to be the year of gestural interfaces – ala Minority Report – break out to finally free us from the shackles of ye old keyboard and mouse.

Even right now using a keyboard and mouse seems … kind of archaic. If I were to place myself 10 years in the future, the keyboard and mouse are equivalent to something like how a dot matrix printer looks to me now.

Here are 3 devices that are going to push us all forward in how we interact with technology this year:

1. MYO

I saw this video last week and pre-ordered a MYO in 2 minutes flat. The control reminds me of Magento from the X-Men series and his ability to levitate metal.

2. Leap

I also pre-ordered the Leap last year when the demo came out & showed off its capabilities. Right away I could imagine how much better this interface would be for manipulating images and graphics inside of PhotoShop than the mouse / trackpad / tablet currently allow.

3. Google Glass

Slated for launch in late 2013 Google Glass is every tech blogger’s favorite piece of future-tech. It looks to make Siri-esque voice command the default way to interact with the web via its translucent screen. Commands are voice activated and a finger-touch-sensitive control is built into the device.

To me these 3 technologies are giving us a glimpse of the future of interaction design. They will absolutely revolutionize how we interact with the world around us. And I think they’re just the tip of the iceberg. The 2010’s is an exciting time to be alive.

Posted 11 years ago on 05 March 2013

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Parker Benjamin is the owner of DMAD and has been writing for the web for over 10 years. He is passionate about design, Wordpress, travel, language learning, fine dining, and online marketing. Note: Some links on this site are monetized by affiliate programs - see disclosure for more details.

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