The Human and Technology Interface

One of the things that I find most interesting about where the technology industry will go in the next 10-20 years is how people interface with technology. Whether it’s tablets, wearable computers, etc., we’ve really accelerated the innovation in the last few years and I can’t wait to see how we interact with information and people in the future.

2012 and 2013 seems to have been the years that the world woke up to ‘big data’. In my book though, the interaction and human interface design is equally as important. ¬†With all the new formats, we’re going to be able to do things that we’ve never done before. Some will be good and some will suck. But I believe that the net outcome is going to be extremely positive for humanity.

I’ve been thinking a lot about how these new platforms can be utilized in the creative process, all the way from developing an idea to communicating and collaborating on it to bringing it life. I believe that someday we’ll look back at our dependence on applications like PowerPoint and laugh.

Neil Wehrle, the head of UX at betaworks, shared this video on Twitter yesterday. It’s a nice recap of some of the possibilities that lie ahead.

Connecting (Full Film) from Bassett & Partners on Vimeo.