Voice Control is Tech's Final Frontier
While the last five years have made touch interaction ubiquitous, the next interface frontier could be voice. Design can help people become more inclined to speak to -- instead of prodding and poking -- machines.
Recently there's been a lot of comparison between Apple's Siri and Google's Voice Search. Microsoft's voice breakthroughs have also captured headlines. After decades of research and false starts, the competition in voice interfaces is now heating up thanks to its appearance on mobile devices, and the race is on to shape the definitive voice interface for the mass market.