Check out this video that sheds some light on what we can expect from the future of interaction design.
Lots of discussion around the 'internet of things' and how user experiences will become less intrusive and more natural as this area matures.
I guess this dovetails with my analogy that we're moving further and further away from abstract computer interfaces. To piggyback on Luke Wroblewski's paradigm, we can see where we're heading by acknowledging the big interface developments:
- The Command Line Interface
- The User Interface
- The Natural Interface: interacting with the content (i.e. pinching your photos to zoom) or thing (i.e. switching the lamp on) itself.
I think that video might have been the nudge I needed to get myself along to the next Maker Night.