Monday, February 12, 2007

Touch Screen Technology : What if this was in a Mac?

Came across this technology today and it made me think:

...what if this tech was integrated into, for instance, a Mac? It's not that far fetched, Apple already implemented touch screens with the iPhone, why not with laptops, etc, for a new paradigm in user interfaces for larger screen displays? I personally believe it'd open up a number of possibilities in software to navigate like this via touch screen in addition to our traditional mouse navigation. I think the world is ready for a new navigation paradigm, and this seems one that is next in that evolution.

"In this video, Jeff Han and Phil Davidson demonstrate how a multi-touch driven computer screen will change the way we work and play."

1 comment:

JulesLt said...

With the phone running OS X, it is pretty likely support for the basic 'multi-touch' gestures (pinch / expand for windows, scroll, click event) is going to be part of Leopard. It would make more sense that having a phone specific layer. Being able to use the trackpad to resize windows with a pinch is going to be a step forward (and we know the trackpad can already detect 2 finger positions).

I think we'll almost certainly see Apple re-use that UI in other devices too.