No interface design [n]

Engelbart and LeeMore than 40 years separated this two images. The first one is a picture of the prototype of the mouse invented by Engelbart, while the second one is a system presented recently by Jinha Lee in a TED conference. While the mouse, patented in 1970, is an interface, the transparent computer that allows users to reach inside and touch digital content, is a no-interface. Jinha Lee has been working on a 3D Space that allows people to interact with machines in the same way they do with solid objects. The system. that could be of general use in less than 10 years, is based on a transparent LED display with built-in cameras, tracking the user’s gestures and eye movements. The model is based on Spatial memory, where the body intuitively remembers where things are. In Lee words, “The gap between what the designer thinks and what the computer can do is huge. If you can put your hands inside the computer and handle digital content you can express ideas more completely,”
Lee, graduate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is currently serving his military obligation in South Korea at Samsung Electronics, where he is working on TV interfaces.