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Seven Experimental Interfaces That Show the Future of UI Design

Trade shows might be sexier, but there’s no beating academic conferences for weird new tech. At the 27th Software and Technology Symposium in Honolulu, dozens of researchers presented a glimpse into the future of UI design; here are seven of the most interesting. Read More >>

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This 3D Motion Simulator is Powered by People

Haptic Turk is a prototype game that uses your friends as virtual robots to do immersive motion simulation at home. The research project from the Hasso Plattner Institute in Germany demoed a flight simulator variant at CHI2014 last week: the player wears 3D goggles and lies in two slings held by four friends—the "human actuators" or turkers. A fifth can do special effects, inventing sensations with whatever is on hand. Read More >>