Hype Cycle for Human-Computer Interaction, 2012


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The 2012 Hype Cycle is a tale of two slopes. The prepeak slope is full of technologies seeking to capture the imagination and pass the peak. The Slope of Enlightenment is full of technologies that are slowly gaining widespread deployment as their maturity grows.

Table of Contents

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