Death to the mouse!

Posted on March 12, 2007 15:11 by phil

Once in a while, the future comes knocking and concerning user interfaces at least, it just has.

Jeff Han, a research scientist at New York University’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences is pioneering the future.
Watch This and you’ll see what I mean.

Sure, we have touch screens all over the place but they generally only recognise one point of contact at one time. They’re also fragile and relatively clumsy to use.

The new multi-touch approach changes things slightly. Given that the technology requires a fair amount of kit behind the screen, it’s unlikely we will see multi touch (of this type) on phones and laptops any time soon but take the technology to a wall or a desk and things get interesting.

After watching the video, my (beloved) laptop stared to feel very clunky..

Written: On the sofa.

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