Pictures Under Glass
And that’s great! I think hands are fantastic!
Hands do two things. They are two utterly amazing things, and you rely on them every moment of the day, and most Future Interaction Concepts completely ignore both of them.
Hands feel things, and hands manipulate things.
The link to Bret Victor’s post was sent around by Roseanne Somerson and forwarded to me by Frank Wilson. (Initially I collapsed all of that, unfortunately, and didn’t get the attribution correct.) Bret’s “rant on interaction design” says most technology ignores the hands, limiting us to interacting with “pictures under glass”. We “dump the tactile for the visual.”