This year’s keynote at Tech.Ed Australia 2010 was done by Microsoft evangelist Michael Kordahi with special guest August de los Reyes who spoke about Natural User Interfaces. To discuss this concept further I sat down with the guys to get some more information on the concept of NUI.
NUI is an evolution is design, moving past how we think about interfaces today. GUI or graphical user interfaces still require the users to learn how to interact with it. NUI is an interesting discussion with concepts that will likely shape future Microsoft products to make technology fit us more naturally. Rather than humans having to learn technology as we do today, NUI focuses on the idea that technology can integrate into our lives to the point where we don’t need to think about it. August references the example of doors with sensors that automatically open as we try and walk through.
Check out the video interview below.