The user interface as you know it is over. In the year 2020, GNOME and KDE will be at end-of-life and seem as obsolete as MS-DOS is today. What will our future UI be? Hollywood is showing the future of human-computer interaction in films like Iron Man and Quantum of Solace. And, it’s not all fantasy. Research labs have been busy for a decade building new ways to interact with computers: Gesture, Speech, Conversational AI, Image AI, HUD, 3D and new io devices. However, the commercial software industry is a decade behind the labs.
How can FOSS leap ahead? How do we start building the user interface for the year 2020 now?
Robin Rowe is a software designer and corporate trainer. He’s completed R&D projects for DreamWorks Animation, DARPA, the Pentagon, the navy, and many companies. He’s a contributing editor for Linux Journal. He leads the open source CinePaint project. He’s taught object-oriented software design at the Naval Postgraduate School and at the University of Washington.
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