Yesterday the dominating computer interface was the desktop workstation. Today (or, depending on where in the world you live, early tomorrow morning at the latest) the dominating computer interface is the mobile phone. In Japan and other parts of Asia, more people already use their phones to access the Internet than use a PC. As the capacity of mobile terminals and networks continues to increase, the rest of the world will follow. Unfortunately, the accepted wisdom from decades of research on interfaces for stationary computers simply does not hold for mobile devices. You will even hear HCI researchers and…
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