‘The best design is invisible’ is the interaction design phrase of the moment. Design and technology will ‘disappear’, become ‘invisible’, and the ‘best interface is no interface’… A cluster of thinking which Timo Arnall calls ‘invisible design’.

Arnall agrees with some of the reasons driving this movement; that design’s current infatuation with touchscreens is really problematic. In response he has been researching and inventing interfaces for taking interaction out from under the glass.

Yet, he also takes issue with much of this thinking for a few reasons that he outlines in a blog post.

Highly recommended (and timely).