Google Glass UI “How It Works”
Google just gave us a glimpse of what the UI for the much awaited Google Glass headset would look like. It is not the first time that the Google has teased the wearable device beginning with its announcement last year, Google has previewed videos showing the real world applications of what the device is capable of doing.
Wearable devices or devices that typically reside on the wearers’ body are poised to herald a new phase in the ultra portable computing sphere. We already have had a taste in the form of fitness devices like the Nike+ Fuel Band or the FitBit range.
But the Google Glass marks a first in the phase of a device targeted for mass consumption similar to what Android did for the smart phones. In the brief video the UI seems to be typically focussed on the top right hand side of the field of vision with the navigation being mostly being driven by voice commands. The Glass is capable of performing the usual tasks of taking pictures, recording videos or replying to text messages along with participating in Hangouts. But what makes it different is the context of having a first person view of things for all the activities.
The interface bears resemblance to Google Now and marks a cohesive design uniformity in Google products across devices. With its launch stated for 2014, Google Glass is currently still a work in progress though the geek in all of us designers can’t help marvel at the potential of the idea.