Tuesday, September 22, 2009

New Multitouch Device From Microsoft

It looks like Microsoft has leaked a new Multitouch Tablet Concept to Gizmodo. This is far too much accurate info to just be a random find. Microsoft is trying to get the word out and see if anyone wants it.

What are they are trying to test. Why they didn't incorporate their voice input technology?

Nokia Thinks Head Mounted Displays Are the Future

This is such a cool Scifi meme, but I wish it would go away. There are two basic techniques for doing this.

One is to have powerful prisms within a centimeter the eye. These are highly fatiguing after a short time.

The second is to shoot lasers into people's eyeballs. Here's my prediction: shooting lasers into people's faces is an essentially scry idea and will never be socially acceptable. It's a shame. That future would be cool!

Survey of Multitouch Hardware Technologies

I frequently get emails asking what multitouch interface technologies are available and haven't had an easy, comprehensive resource to send them to. If you are looking for this sort of information, this link is the survey you've been looking for.

Thanks to lead author, Johannes Schöning for sending this over.


Monday, September 21, 2009

The 10 Best Articles on Multitouch

Multitouch Maven/Point and Do are a year old today! The unexpected joy of doing this blog has been the opportunity to meet so many unique and interesting people, both online and in person.

I've pulled what I think are last year's ten best posts for your enjoyment.

1. 5 Questions for Planning a Multitouch Interface

2. Creating Intuitive Gestures Using Object Orientation

3. Basic Human Factors for Multitouch/Interactive Displays

4. Critiquing James Bond's Multitouch Computer

5. Indirect vs. Direct Manipulation

6. New Multitouch Interface Conventions

7. The Coming Multitouch Gesture IP Wars

8. Why Microsoft's Future Vision Will Fail

9. Building an Effective Multitouch Keyboard

10. Why Microsoft is Smart to Open Digital Lifestyle Stores

This blog is a two way conversation. Drop a line. I'd love your feedback on where to go next.

Always Inspired.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The MOAD Touch Project.

Josh Blake, my good friend, colleague and intrepid writing partner has proposed a manifesto. The MOAD Project. Check it out!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A NUI Rube Goldberg

Check out this demo of various near field interaction sensors from the Touch project at Oslo School of Architecture and Design.

Nearness from timo on Vimeo.

They have a WAY too much spare time in Norway;-}

Saturday, September 12, 2009

First Cheap Multitouch Monitors are Coming!

Packard Bell, renouned maker of mediocre hardware is putting out the first consumer multitouch display. Looks like it's gonna be about $300...just low enough to impulse buy. I look forward to picking one up as soon as it's on the market.

I'll do a review when I get it.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Interactive Architecture

In our top secret research and development bunker, we've been working on a framework for creating interactive architecture and it's great to start to see this space come into its own. Over the past decade, the team I am working with has done a tremendous amount of work in this area, ranging from interactive tables for exhibits to full on environments where lighting, sound and video are controlled by user movements.

It seemed like it might be fun to show a couple of projects the team has participated in over the years.