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CHAPTER 8

Awakening the Senses

Touch, Gesture, Voice, and Sound

Touch

205

Gestures: Let’s Get Physical!

215

Voice and Sound

226

Swing for the Fences When Thinking about the Senses

232

Summary

233

It’s a sad but common sight in modern society—a person walking around in the world, utterly disengaged, head buried in a mobile device—a victim of the visually greedy mobile interface, as aptly shown in Figure 8.1.

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FIGURE 8.1 Victims of the visually greedy mobile interface are a common sight in modern society.

Sure, one might argue there’s more to blame than the interface, like our growing Pavlovian response to phone calls and messages and ...

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