The world seems particularly enraptured with voice-based conversational interfaces: Siri, Cortana, Alex, etc. During a short stint as an futurist-in-residence I worked with an IDEO team to speculate: what will be the next wave in human-computer interaction? Our answer: Look to mimes, orchestra conductors, dancers, and sign-language experts. Gestures are faster, more expressive, easier to recall, and don’t sound as silly as speaking to a computer when your friends are around. Computer vision, depth-sensing cameras and neural nets make it possible to train your own gestural lexicon.
Read more on the IDEO Blog: Why Gesture is the Next Big Thing in Design