Note to Self : Stop Calling Interfaces “ Natural ”

@inproceedings{Hansen2015NoteTS,
  title={Note to Self : Stop Calling Interfaces “ Natural ”},
  author={Lone Koefoed Hansen and Peter Dalsgaard},
  year={2015}
}
The term “natural” is employed to describe a wide range of novel interactive products and systems, ranging from gesture-based interaction to brain-computer interfaces and in marketing as well as in research. However, this terminology is problematic. It establishes an untenable dichotomy between forms of interaction that are natural and those that are not; it draws upon the positive connotations of the term and conflates the language of research with marketing lingo, often without a clear… CONTINUE READING

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