#innovation #BigIdea2015 : Our love affair with the touch-screen-only experience will ebb

Check out this prototype set of sliders and knobs for the iPad.  Sadly, it’s just a prototype.  But I think we’ll soon, perhaps even in 2015, start to see a return of physical controls in some devices and applications.  Look first to bluetooth-based peripherals, then the return of vibrate/ring buttons on more cellphones, the use of informative haptic, non-visual feedback delivered via other wearables, etc.  And don’t get me started on all-in-one dashboard touchscreens supplanting physical controls in automobiles.  What could possibly go wrong, right?

via Physical iPad Interface With Knobs, Buttons And Sliders.

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