4. paradigms


What new paradigms do you think may be significant in the future of interactive computing?

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This is a fairly open ended question, but you are looking for students to explore how new technologies might change the way we perceive our relationship with computing. For example, a lot of new technologies are allowing us to extract signals from humans, such as brain waves or other biometric signals, and convert them into input. These technologies are being applied mainly to allow for more universal access for people with disabilities, but you can imagine, both positively and negatively, how interpreting these very implicit signals from humans might change our attitudes towards computing.

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