Mobile Device User Interfaces Will Evolve Beyond Touchscreens During the Next Few Years
May 11, 2015
The Shift Toward Multi-Modal Interfaces Will Drive Strong Growth Rates for Voice and Speech Recognition, Localized Haptics, 3D Touch, Gesture Recognition, and Eye Tracking
Since the emergence of the smartphone, touch has been the primary user interface technology for mobile devices, developing over time from single-point touch to multi-touch gestures. Touch will remain the primary interface in smartphones, tablets, and smart watches. Haptics, which provides physical feedback to the user through vibration, will also remain widely used. However, according to a new report from Tractica, the future of mobile devices lies in multi-modal user interfaces.