User Interface Technologies Are Becoming Increasingly Multimodal, Intelligent, and Versatile

New White Paper Identifies 10 Key Trends that Illustrate the Evolution of User Interfaces Across the Mobile, Computing, Enterprise, and Automotive Domains, Among Others

“If you thought computing has been amazing, just wait, because we are entering an era of advancement that is mind blowing,” says Tractica principal analyst Mark Beccue, author of a new white paper published by the market intelligence firm in partnership with KNect365’s UX Next. “What is pushing it? The answer is widely available, cloud-based supercomputing power; miniaturized computing devices; ubiquitous high-speed broadband; artificial intelligence (AI); and billions of sensors.”

Beccue adds that we need to interact with computing nearly constantly, and increasingly with less traditional computing devices, such as smartphones, smart speakers, wearables, and, eventually, autonomous cars and smart cities. The key to unlocking the potential of next-generation computing is putting that computing power more easily and seamlessly into the hands of as many people as possible. The key is a fully evolved user interface (UI).

Tractica’s white paper, available for free download on the firm’s website, has identified the following 10 key trends that are moving the market toward highly sophisticated, multimodal UIs:

  1. UIs become multimodal
  2. UIs become conversational
  3. UIs can see
  4. UIs become three-dimensional (3D)
  5. UIs become intuitive
  6. UIs put users in control
  7. UIs become intelligent
  8. Visual UIs accelerate because of four key augmented reality (AR) use cases
  9. 3D UIs accelerate because of three key virtual reality (VR) use cases
  10. Conversational UIs accelerate because of three key natural language processing (NLP) use cases

Tractica’s white paper, “Next Generation User Interfaces: 10 Trends to Watch”, examines 10 key trends that illustrate the technology and market evolution toward increasingly multimodal, intelligent, and versatile user interfaces across mobile devices, computing devices, enterprise IT systems, automobiles, and a variety of other technology products and services. These trends draw from ongoing research and analysis that form part of Tractica’s User Interface Technologies Advisory Service. The white paper is published in partnership with KNect365’s UX Next, which is being held October 30-31, 2017 in Palo Alto, California. A full copy of the white paper is available for free download on Tractica’s website.

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