An interesting paper exploring new metaphors for user interaction in multitouch and multiuser environments.
Objects, Containers, Gestures, and Manipulations: Universal Foundational Metaphors of Natural User Interfaces
By Ron George, Joshua Blake
Here’s the abstract:
In this paper, we propose Objects, Containers, Gestures, and Manipulations (OCGM, pronounced like Occam’s Razor) as universal foundational metaphors of Natural User Interfaces. We compare OCGM to existing paradigms using SRK behavior classification and early childhood cognitive development, and justify the “universal” and “foundational” descriptors based upon cognitive linguistics and universal grammar. If adopted, OCGM would significantly improve the conceptual understanding of NUIs by developers and designers and ultimately result in better NUI applications.
by Jim Spadaccini on October 13, 2011