Writing & Pedagogy, Vol 6, No 1 (2014)

From Typing to Touching; A Review of Writing with Natural User Interfaces

David R Gruber
Issued Date: 10 Jun 2014

Abstract


As Natural User Interfaces (NUIs) grow increasingly common, this article investigates what they might do with/for writing and say about the teaching of writing. Specifically, I review three NUI writing projects, critically examining the rhetorical features of the projects and investigating the relationship between NUIs and Graphic User Interfaces (GUIs). Ultimately, I argue that NUIs are not “natural” interfaces but are as historically and socially grounded as GUIs; even so, NUIs hold the potential to invigorate a critical and activities based pedagogy, placing new focus on socially constructed meanings, material interactions, and embodied performances.

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DOI: 10.1558/wap.v6i1.127

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