Archive for April, 2010

Every time when we talk about how to design the Multi-touch user interface, we will talk about iPhone/iPad sooner or later. We seem to lose sight of another great product utilizing Multi-touch technologies most of the time.

What is Microsoft Surface

Microsoft Surface is a surface computing platform that responds to natural hand gestures and real world objects. Users can interact with the machine by touching or dragging their fingertips and objects such as paintbrushes across the screen, or by placing and moving placed objects.

Actually I believe that many people have seen the advertising video of Microsoft Surface. I was deeply impressed by the large scale screen, multi-touch technology, intelligent recognition of real objects and the changes of the way how human interacts with computer brought by those technologies.

Though it was not widely used by personals due to its early stage, I found Microsoft already made a fantastic preparation for all of the designers and developers who want to have a deep look at Surface.

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