We live in an environment where interfaces are everywhere. For most of us, phones, watches, tablets, laptops, kiosks, payment systems, and televisions are all huge parts of our daily lives. And these are all predominantly visual interfaces only. Voice interfaces like Alexa, Siri and Cortana are also starting to be less of a novelty and more of a normal part of our lives. There are physical interfaces we interact with, and we are even starting to see sensory devices emerging. For instance, there already exist alarm clocks that allow you to wake up to the smell of fresh coffee, and haptic gloves that let you actually feel what you see in Virtual Reality.
By Danny McCabe