Introducing Gmail Motion

Introducing Gmail Motion


Hi, my name is Paul McDonald. I’m the product
manager of Gmail. Over the past decade, advances like touch
screen technology have transformed the way we interact with personal electronics. However, when it comes to email, we still
rely on outdated technologies like the keyboard and mouse. At Google we’ve been thinking about how
to solve this problem, and today I’m excited to share a new development with you. We call it Gmail motion. Using your computer’s camera and a spacial
tracking algorithm, Gmail Motion interprets physical movement and turns it into actionable
commands. For example, to open a message, make a motion
as if you were opening an envelope To reply, simply point backward with your
thumb. To reply all, use both hands. To send a message, lick a stamp and place
it down. We’ve been working with experts in motion
technology and semiotics to develop a language of movements that replace type entirely. The
movements are designed to be intuitive, ergonomic and easy to do. Studies over the past 24 years have indicated
that more than 80% of our total communication is body language. When you can incorporate a shake of the head,
a gesture of some kind, you’re making that communication far more effective. Our bodies did not evolve to sit at a desk
in a rigid position all day and it is my feeling that Gmail Motion will free the regular user
from the constraints that modern society and our interface with our machines have put on
the human body. We’ve spent a long time perfecting Gmail
Motion, and we’re excited about the potential for it to help improve your email experience. For more information, visit gmail.com/motion.

100 thoughts on “Introducing Gmail Motion

  1. por qué no usan el lenguaje de los sordomudos en vez de crear otro si ya se que es por el ejercicio pero asi es mas facil ???????????? tal vez es una propuesta muy tonta lo siento
    gracias 🙂

  2. if we could type using sign Language it could probably be faster for some People tho lol. Alas, we have Speech-to-text which is probably much faster and more accurate again

  3. God I've watched a lot of this Google April fool prank videos and the dedication and the seriousness in their faces is just…

  4. Its hard to get great from a professional person that know what he is doing. When you havc heating cooling ventation.the goes for the whole house and the sheet metal also.

  5. 😐 what on earth is that… does that mean if you want to manage your emails, you have to move like that? But then, that’s E-Mail, why do you need to lick stamps?

  6. This is the dumbest idea I’ve ever seen. It takes more effort to do the gesture than to just left click. This is a fail

  7. The presentation didn't make it much look like much fun. With the right words and moves…guess even that wouuld be sold but as of now…not sold.

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