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Friday, August 18, 2006

User Interface of the Future

This is absolutely amazing. Jeff Han, from New York University, gives a demo of a multi-touch-sensitive screen interface that can literally and dramatically change the interface between humans and machines.

The software he demonstrates in the video clip are cool in a gee-whiz kind of way, but more importantly they offer a glimpse into how software can interpret sensory input, or maybe it's more accurate to say "sensory output," a tactile and intuitive means of adjusting everything from scale to axis to 3-D mesh objects.

The video was posted on the Wired Campus blog from the Chronicle of Higher Education. No subscription is required (click the Source link below to see that post). The demo is very impressive, but more dramatic are the things that can be envisioned and now enacted by people to completely reshape the way we interact with data, images, and machines. You seriously need to check out the manipulative capabilities of this input device.

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