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On the Evolution of Digital UI

When trying to understand the evolution of certain trends and phenomena, it can be helpful to categorize the apparent groupings of that evolution.
When discussing the evolution of digital or computer based User Interfaces (UI), that grouping could be demarcated by apparent epoch or prevailing UI style.  Further, I am looking to discuss GUI or Graphical UI — the number of different interfaces used by users at any dimension of the computer architecture can be a pretty high number, given the computer’s highly compositional make-up.

  • GUI Phase 1
    text/keyboard

  • GUI Phase 1.5
    Mouse

  • GUI Phase 2
    Touch

  • GUI Phase 3
    VUI

  • GUI Phase 4
    AR/VR

  • GUI Phase 5
    BCI