Human-interface devices

Donovan, John
September 2005
Portable Design;Sep2005, Vol. 11 Issue 9, p2
The author of this article comments on the impact of human-interface devices. Interacting with digital devices has always been difficult for humans. Humans remain stubbornly analog, and their input devices, mainly fingers and thumbs, are the main limiting factor in designing interactive electronic systems. And although one could design a cellular phone the size of a credit card, no one could use it. Human-interface devices are being stretched as portable products get smaller and more interactive.


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