Matias Duarte, Google's Director of Android User Experience, says smartphones must work the way people expect
"I want everything can you touch on the screen to operate like objects in the real world do," he says
Duarte identifies gesturing and "tangibility" as big upcoming developments in mobile technology
Says Android is "a gift" Google are giving to the world
In the future we will have screens not just in the palm of our hands, but all around us, according to Matias Duarte, Google’s Director of Android User Experience.
Talking to CNN at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Duarte identified gesturing and “tangibility” as the next major developments in mobile technology.
“Computers have to work the way people expect and not the other way round. I want everything can you touch on the screen to operate like objects in the real world do. That doesn’t mean they have to look like copies of objects in the real world, but they have to be tangible and physical and delightful,” he said.
Admitting that using a phone can be an emotional experience, Duarte said: “In the old days we used to be poking at phones. If I were to start poking you, you wouldn’t like it, but when you start stroking, it’s a totally different message.