Any interface that behaves like a conversation is in the domain of the CUI. CUI is not new, its first example dates back to 1963 with a software called ELIZA. But now with increasing popularity of virtual assistants like Amazon’s Alexa or Apple’s Siri or chatbot services of instant messaging applications; CUI is more important than it has ever been.
Since every human already knows how to converse with one another, its learning curve is minimal. You get higher engagement and more focus than GUI. And since it has so many users already, you have a broad audience.
I should start with the obvious. 3D Touch is broken! The user experience is far from great. Apple introduced 3D Touch and its new related interactions Peek and Pop in 2014. It’s been almost 4 years since its first introduction, yet people don’t know/use 3D Touch. Why would they? Even tech-savvy users don’t know which buttons offer 3D touch. Let alone regular users.
What would happen if we decide to make all links same color and style as the regular text? People would not know what to click on right? Why is 3D Touch be any different? We rely on our vision to decide actionability before anything else. If you can’t distinguish 3D Touchable buttons from those that are not, how are you supposed to know you can press on them? …