Cross Platform OS: HCI Research



What it would look like if Apple will merge iOS and macOS


This is part of a research I did about the evolution of Operating systems, HCI (Human-Computer interfaces), and user interfaces. I have also published an article named “Apple, it’s time to merge iOS with macOS” on StartUX and UXplanet), describing my research and the vision behind it with its benefits. The research was related to a Startup I have founded in 2014, without revealing details about the NUI/HCI device I’m developing.

My article was also covered by the media and Tech-Websites: Apple Sfera (Spanish), (Deutsch) , Melamorsicata (Italian),  Rocket Cafe (Chinese).


Related articles by Avi Barel:

Part 1 – Apple is going to reinvent the Modular Computer

Part 2 – Apple, it’s time to merge iOS with macOS

Part 3 – Your Smartphone vs. Your PC


In Practice:


The OS adapts itself to the device and its screen size:


This UX Concept is inspired by iOS11 on the iPad Pro, but with a twist:



iOS without Home button – This is how I believe Apple should deal with the gesture UX challenges for iOS in order to make it consistent for iPads and iPhones.
* Update: This concept was made before the iPhoneX announcement, and I still believe that apple made a mistake with their inconsistent UX for iPhones and iPads…