Alternatives to Touch Screens – How to Choose the Right Type of Interface - Profit Whales

Alternatives to Touch Screens – How to Choose the Right Type of Interface

Looking for an impossible task? Try to find a corner of the global finance world yet unturned by fintech startups. We’ve witnessed impressive funding rounds and the rise of new unicorns (e.g. Plaid, Revolut, N26).

We’ve seen massive IPOs (Adyen, Funding Circle) and acquisitions. We’ve also learnt that finding capital is no longer an issue – as long as you can prove your the product-market fit, you’ll find a VC (global fintech investment volume grew at a record pace last year).

Yet, the fintech path is not as rosy as it seems. More likely than not, in a few years, once the rocketing growth stagnates, some businesses will struggle to survive.

ProfitWhales invites top fintech minds to NYC

At Netguru, we love working with fintech companies. We are also keen to learn how to determine whether a fintech product will be a hit or a failure. Hence our series of events, Disruption Forum, where we invite top fintech minds to share their insights, experience, and thoughts.

We ran one event in Berlin, and another in London.

This time, our Disruption Forum will be a part of the New York Fintech Week 2019, organized by Empire Startups. The event by Netguru will take place on 2 April at Work-Bench.

Together with our guests (see below), we will try to figure out the answers to the following questions:

  • What’s the recipe for growth, scaling, and expanding abroad?
  • What are the best strategies to attract talent and experience?
  • How to pick the right strategy to survive and prosper?
  • Is it possible that European fintech companies will break the traditional US dominance in the tech sector?

Photo by Jewsuf Brokman

A similar technique can be used when it comes to an eye-tracker controlled interface. Interacting with the elements on the screen is done by focusing the gaze on certain parts or spots on the screen. The eye-tracker needs to be calibrated to the user’s eyes and usually works within a distance up to 1 m. Although it might seem like overkill for everyday situations, these types of interfaces can make a tremendous difference for people with disabilities or serious illnesses resulting in paralysis or inability to speak by giving them a chance to communicate and improve the quality of life.

A similar technique can be used when it comes to an eye-tracker controlled interface. Interacting with the elements on the screen is done by focusing the gaze on certain parts or spots on the screen. The eye-tracker needs to be calibrated to the user’s eyes and usually works within a distance up to 1 m. Although it might seem like overkill for everyday situations, these types of interfaces can make a tremendous difference for people with disabilities or serious illnesses resulting in paralysis or inability to speak by giving them a chance to communicate and improve the quality of life.