This chapter summarizes a historic overview of some iconic examples of human computer interaction devices and focuses on a human computer interaction paradigm which is based more on human language. Human language is by far the most utilized means of conscious communication between humans whereas the mouse and keyboard are the dominant means to store and process information in computers. This chapter elaborates on the main challenges related to human language, as well as on ideas showing how human language, written or spoken, is embedded in different application scenarios. Built on this premise this chapter presents ideas for today’s digitalized enterprises, which seem to disregard the fact that the latest technological advancements enable different ways of interacting with computerized systems, and that current interaction methods are bound to constraints of half a century ago. Given today’s computational power, the engineers of former decades would not have had to invent intermediary interaction devices such as the mouse, if direct manipulation with touch screen or natural language processing had been possible. The possibilities for modern enterprises to overcome the restrictions of interaction devices from the past are considered.
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