As a part of the CES 2010 conference, Microsoft released a new video through Channel 9 of a fourty minute interview with Bill Buxton. For those of you who don't know, Bill Buxton is a Principle Researcher at Microsoft Research and has been working with multi-touch interfaces since the 1970's. His combined knowledge, experience, and academic publications make him one of the world's best experts on user experience design, multi-touch and Natural User Interfaces.
This interview covered several different topics around Natural User Interfaces and have some really interesting insights. The insights have an eerie timing because some of them are perfect responses to the lengthy discussions going on my in some of my recent blog posts. This is a must-see video if you are serious about NUIs.
There is so much here, I watched the interview a second time and took notes so I could reference them in some upcoming writing. Yes, it felt like I was back in college attending a lecture, although I probably didn't take quite as good notes back then. I decided to share my raw notes. Please note that at this point I have not even read through them, so there are probably typos and other errors. I tried to note the key ideas, in Bill's word if possible, paraphrased otherwise. These are provided simply as a guide to this talk. I'd recommend reading the notes and watching the talk at the same time side-by-side. Download the notes then watch the interview below.