We're involved in some interesting projects applying multitouch to the design of new control systems - hopefully we'll be able to post something on these soon. But in the meantime we thought it was interesting to compare one of the current systems - Microsoft Surface...
...with this video we came across of a long forgotten idea from Sun in 1994 for future systems called Starfire.
It's a big desk but there's lots there that isn't a million miles away - touch interaction, video-conferencing, instant messaging, collaborative working environments on documents, scanning & embedded information into other media, 3D modelling and texture mapping, etc. Maybe we still have some way to go on voice control & telepresence.
Labels: interaction, interface, multitouch, user experience