Friday, February 6, 2009

Problems With Mulitouch Content Selection In Win7

I ran across this today. It looks like Microsoft is developing some snappy content selection interface components in Win7...but they seem more flash than function.

Am I missing something or is this simply a folder without the ability to multiselect or a box to define it. it would be very difficult to:
- Select and drag multiple objects at one time.
- Reorganize the order of groups of objects

They also seem extremely pixel inefficient...While I like how the "folders" compress, users could only have ~3 folders open at a time before running into visual chaos.

Takeo Igarashi's team at the University of Tokyo has come up with a range of interesting interaciton methods may blow Windows out of the water:

What do you think?
What do you think?

1 comment:

  1. That bubble video is cool. And I agree, from what I've seen I don't think MS is going far enough with the touch aspects of windows 7. As it stands, I have win7 installed on a the touchsmart in front of me, but I don't really use the touch aspect that often. It's just not that efficient with the current interface.

    But at least they are building it into the foundation, so we should see new interaction paradigms evolve quickly.