Description of the interface of Google’s futuristic Glass display
This description is offered by an engineer that recently had the opportunity to try out the Google Glass. Soumya Mohan, who used the Glass at a tech talk organized at Stanford, took to Quora to describe how the user interface looks and works.
According to him, currently the interface is rather crude, displaying a short “list menu with black background and words written in white”. Among the items in the menu, Mohan recalls “Click a picture”, “Shoot a video” and “Voice call”. The whole menu only includes about 4-5 options, and Mohan was able to scroll through it by tilting his head. Other controls available were a small touchpad on the side of the glasses and voice command.
You may say that the description given by Soumya Mohan doesn’t give many details that we haven’t already known. But it does suggest that at least the first iterations of the device will be crude devices. The interface might be just as basic.
Still, we believe that and once the Project Glass gathers steam, it will probably develop rapidly. We’re still a long way from the Project Glass: One day… video, but the ground has been broken.