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12 to 14 May 2010
Lisbon, Portugal
Marco Silva
Marco Silva is a Software Developer Engineer at DevScope. He graduated in Computer Engineering from the Oporto Engineering College, and was also a part of the Microsoft Student Partners program. Marco has always shown interest in areas such as Computer Graphics, Human-Computer Interaction and Natural User Interfaces, having been one of the founding members of a Computer Graphics group at his College.

He is a technology enthusiast and evangelist, specially focused on Multimedia and Interactive Technologies such as Silverlight, WPF, XNA and Surface.

Marco Silva


How Natural User Interfaces are changing Human Computer Interaction

We are living a new ‘wave’ of innovation in Human-Computer Interaction, as new devices and technologies are allowing the creation of new forms of interaction. These new technologies are the building blocks for us, software developers, designers, and architects, to create more natural and intuitive interfaces for our applications. These new technologies are, not only multi-touch enabled, but also allow multiple users to interact simultaneously with the application, in a collaborative manner, opening a world of possibilities and potential for next generation software to take advantage of.

New platforms and tools are emerging every day, such as Microsoft Surface, Apple's Iphone, Pranav Mistry's Sixth Sense, and the upcoming Xbox360's Project Natal are great examples of this ‘new wave’ of technology, and the positive feedback these new ideas are receiving prove that users value this change. I think that now it’s important to stop and evaluate the impact we, as IT Professionals, can have on the way users interact with devices, with information and even each other, and how we can take advantage of these new tools and add value to our applications.

Wednesday, 12 May @ 14:20-14:40
20 minutes
Auditorium III

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