Response: A Brief Rant on the Future of Interaction Design #2

The author, coming back to answer questions on his rant, addresses a few more important details. His point about technology such as iPads not being bad but good for now is critical as the world engages in more research towards more interactive technologies.

I think his emphasis is on creating technology that allows humans to deal with tactile interfaces and not deplete our existence to immobility is important. However, I do not agree with his argument, using the neuroscientist’s words, that “while a blind person may simply not be able to find this or that object, the finger-blind cannot understand its inner meaning and value.” This seems a little exaggerated as humans are not only limited to their fingers to find meanings or value in things, we have four other very reliable senses that exist to help do this too. Therefore, I don’t think “finger-blindness” is the end-all and be-all of all things in future technology if we don’t achieve the tactile immersive technology the author is seeking.


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