UI design has come such an incredibly long way over the past twenty years, from the development of the first touch displays to the introduction of swipe gestures instead of simple tapping. Despite all that we’ve achieved with regards to application development, however, there is still absolutely far more that we’re yet to do, and UI designers are keen to see the practice of user interface design continue to develop alongside emerging technologies.
When it comes to user interface design, the golden question for many of us is ‘what innovations can we expect to see in our lifetime?’. Whilst holographic interfaces (like ‘Minority Report’-style) that allow users to interact with elements by simply tapping them as they appear in the open air, is still considered to be a space-age concept, the actual technologies required in order to construct this kind of ethereal UI isn’t actually too far away from us as we stand currently.
In fact, a lot of really exciting, groundbreaking user interfaces are being designed as we speak, using cameras and other sensor technologies that continue to develop through personal tech and smart home product innovations. We’ll be breaking down some of the technologies emerging here as the foundation for our deeper exploration into what’s really in store for the future of user interface design.