Hype Cycle for Human-Computer Interaction, 2011


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3D displays, augmented reality and tablets cluster at the peak of this Hype Cycle in 2011, while previously hyped trends, such as virtual worlds, stagnate in the trough. The prepeak slope remains busy, but progress is slow, reflecting the challenge of commercialization.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • What You Need to Know
    • The Hype Cycle
    • The Priority Matrix
    • Off the Hype Cycle
    • On the Rise
      • Bio-Acoustic Sensing
      • Human Augmentation
      • Affective Computing
      • Mobile Transphones
      • Computer-Brain Interface
      • Volumetric and Holographic Displays
      • Tangible User Interfaces
      • Behavioral/Gestural Analytics
      • Mobile Virtual Worlds
      • Chip Implants for Nonmedical Applications
      • Emotion Detection
      • Mood Recognition
      • Wearable Computers
      • Ensemble Interactions
      • Eye Tracking
      • MEMS Displays
      • Natural Language Question Answering
      • Smart Fabrics
      • Speech-to-Speech Translation
    • At the Peak
      • Haptics
      • 3D LCDs
      • Augmented Reality
      • Media Tablet
      • MEMS Gyroscopes
      • Virtual Assistants
      • 3D Flat-Panel TVs and Displays
      • Pico Projectors
    • Sliding Into the Trough
      • Head-Mounted Displays
      • Gesture Recognition
      • Ambient and Glanceable Displays
      • Surface Computers
      • Virtual Reality
      • Virtual Worlds
      • E-Book Readers
      • Digital Pens
      • Rich Presence
    • Climbing the Slope
      • Electronic Paper
      • Multitouch
      • Biometric Authentication Methods
      • Handwriting Recognition
      • Speech Recognition
    • Entering the Plateau
      • Location-Aware Technology
    • Appendixes
      • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels
  • Recommended Reading
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