Developed by UK-based design studio and consultants Special Projects, Magic UX takes a new approach to AR as a means of plugging the gap between physical and digital workspaces. Designed as a means of rethinking smartphone interfaces, Magic UX simplifies multitasking by integrating movement to replace swiping and icon pressing. Inspired by multitasking with physical objects, this new smartphone system was inspired by how one may work with multiple items on a desk.
The Magic UX system relies on a phone's spatial awareness as a means of "pinning" applications to certain points in a physical space. This concept essentially turns apps into real-world items that can be accessed only in specific locations. This idea also takes advantage of our biological talent for handling objects in a physical space.
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Magic UX Turns Digital Spaces into Physical Ones
1. Ar-enabled Interfaces - Opportunity for businesses to revolutionize the way users interact with digital spaces by incorporating AR technology into their interfaces.
2. Spatial-awareness Technology - Opportunity for tech companies to develop new applications that take advantage of smartphones' spatial awareness capabilities and integrate them into users' physical surroundings.
3. Multitasking Simplification - Opportunity for designers to create new interfaces that simplify multitasking by incorporating physical movements or gestures to replace the traditional swiping and tapping actions.
1. Mobile Technology - Incorporating Magic UX or similar technologies into mobile devices can provide a competitive edge for smartphone manufacturers.
2. Interior Design - Opportunity for interior designers to incorporate Magic UX or similar technologies into their designs, creating a seamless connection between the physical and digital worlds.
3. Retail - Opportunity for retailers to incorporate AR-enabled interfaces into their apps, allowing customers to browse and interact with digital storefronts in physical store locations.