Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Learning Log #6: The Future of Interaction Design

The future of Interaction Design is growing fast than ever. It it crazy to think about how fast technology is developing. People do not even realize it. In the past 10 years, the internet has grown so much. People use socializing websites now to interact and converse with each other using websites, such as, Facebook and Twitter. These are new types of communication that people do not realize we are using because it becomes so common with us. We become engrossed in our portable electronic devices. Between cell phone, ipods, cameras, gps, portable dvd and tv players and many more devices, our technology has taken over on how we design things and live with these changes. The future is very unpredictable.

As for the future of design, I think instead of new socializing sites or advances in technology, there are always improvements. Inventions are re-inventions of something already made in a sense. In the book, it says that inventions of human-robot interaction will become more popular. This is a little frightening to be interacting with a robot from day to day. You see those movies that have futuristic qualities of the future where someone's house is a robot and in the end of the movie, it goes all wrong where the house is smarter than the person living in it. I kind of have that feeling that somehow that will happen. The term Semantic Web is web pages being read by machines or robots rather than humans. I'm not so sure I'm comfortable with this term. It's just covering the fact of how humans are inventing things for them to become more lazy. So the future of interaction design, is it just of cover-up for human laziness or is it improving society and the direction technology wants to go?

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