Connected objects in the home and beyond are distinguished by their ability to be remotely monitored and controlled. The expectation of a frictionless and near invisible user experience in the future will require devices that can operate independently of the user.
Messaging is a semi-natural mode of communication that has evolved with the ascent of smartphones. The immense volume of users who communicate through messaging apps represents a valuable feature for chatbots geared towards services and support with virtually no barrier to entry.
Bezel-less and edge-to-edge designs are rapidly becoming the norm, allowing OEMs to squeeze larger displays into a more compact form factor. However, optimising one-handed usability and adding value through smart implementations of edge interactions is becoming critical.
While robotics is still a long way off and VR is still in its infancy for consumers, the way in which we communicate with smart devices and applications will change much sooner than we thought. Voice will dominate how we communicate with more and more devices; chatbots will also do the same but with a more discrete approach, often being used where voice may not be appropriate.
As the need for complex, differentiated use cases for wearable devices grows, so too will their size and weight increase causing discomfort to users wanting to wear them daily. A recent study from the User Experience Strategies (UXS) service at Strategy Analytics “UXS Technology Planning Report: Wearables”,
Apple’s launch of the original iPhone in 2007 was a game changer – Apple turned the smartphone into a mainstream consumer device through great hardware design and an intuitive user interface. Since its launch, Strategy Analytics estimates that Apple’s global wholesale iPhone revenues now exceed three-quarters of a trillion US dollars while shipment volumes have reached 1.25 billion [...]
The introduction of network connectivity to a wearable device could be the one step required to unlock the full potential of wearables as independent devices.
Virtual reality (VR) is an interactive medium that offers unparalleled immersion, and allows users to experience, preview, and escape reality.
Innovations in the areas of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and deep learning are beginning to dominate the technology landscape. These concepts are set to revolutionise the connected world, but the actual user experience and concerns about privacy and security are obstacles that can prevent AI from reaching its potential.
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