Multimodal user interfaces

I've just returned from a small conference devoted to the subject of social software. The invitees were an eclectic bunch: developers of community Web sites and multiplayer games, interaction and user-interface designers, analysts, and writers. It was a broadening experience. When I think of alternative ways to deliver Web services, I tend to think in terms of Flash, or another kind of rich client, or maybe WAP -- in other words, a variation on the theme of the GUI. There are, of course, lots of other ways in which people can interact with information systems. [Full story at]

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