From the first computer mouse to the Nintendo WII remote

The first mouse as designed by Douglas Engelbart The first computer mouse designed by Douglas Engelbart in 1964 is in principle similar to the one we’re using today
While the influence of digital technology on everyday life grows stronger, offering us new tools and possibilities, interaction designers, human-computer interaction specialists and media artists try to accommodate the demand for digital tools better adapted to human behaviours. Already 30 years ago, technologists, designers and media artists started to re-discover the experience of body and space, letting users navigate and interact with multimedia content by means of gestures and body movement. Yet, gesture-controlled interfaces have not yet come close to replace the window, icon, menu, pointing device interaction (WIMP) paradigm that has persistently dominated how we interact with computers for decades already.

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