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Touchable and holdable: Beauty of objects

Here is an auto-rickshaw repair process I regularly notice during my visit to Kanakpura, Bangalore. An image of the interaction while the repair process is on: Image1 An image of the parts that are laid down during assembly and disassembly. The multimodal interaction of the repairguy with the engine above is natural, rich and can't get better and we're trying to replicate this through gestures and modalities such as touch/haptics etc. This is the holy grail as I feel. Image3 The interfaces around us are shifting hastily from CLI to more graphic and natural user interfaces. Where the graphic aspect helps bring the visual nature of the real world closer the the user's cognition, the NUI aspect makes the story fluid. We're surrounded by objects that are means of day-to-day interaction in our lives.  Image 3 (by Bret Victor )probably explains the importance of our interaction with them, and proves to be my inspiration for future work