Written by CareerFoundry student Sean Beaubien
Let’s face it, we're addicted. We view the world through our mobile devices and spend our days with our heads down, tapping and swiping away on rectangular backlit screens. People sitting across the table from us couldn't be further away as we're too busy typing out 140 characters to send to someone in a completely different time zone on Twitter.
Users are dependent on screens for everything from knowing what the weather is going to be, to trying to figure out what we want for dinner. Fortunately for us (and our eyes), design is ushering forth a new direction of how we interact with our machines.
Very soon, our devices are going to get to know us much more intimately, and allow us greater freedom from our screen addiction. With the rise of technology like chatbots, as well as gesture and voice-based interactions with devices, we're beginning to move away from the traditional screen-based interfaces that we carry around with us every day.
A new paradigm, not so appropriately called Zero UI, a branch of UI Design, is bringing in the transition from the Graphical User Interfaces that we're used to, and changing how we communicate and behave with our tech.