Zany touch interfaces of the future

Bored? Uninspired? Here are some juicy things to mull over.

Watch out, tons of video embeds!

Multi-touch

Systems that are “general” UI, accepting multiple touch inputs:

Touch Paint

Not multi-touch, and flawed in a number of ways I can immediately point out, but still an interesting tech demo.

Music

And some specialized ones for music. They’re not touch sensitive exactly; they are using tools and placeholders to represent audio components. Way spiffy.

AudioPad

ReacTable

Jazz Mutant

(Depressingly, no sound on these one.)

Ambient Feedback Systems

And… a couple totally cool things, but “useless” from a productivity standpoint.

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  1. Amy,

    I’ve seen most of these clips before, but it is nice to have them all in one place ;-)

    Here’s a link to another one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFNne9WNPmM

    Which is the prototype multi touch table for Warcraft.

  2. Amy says:

    Nadeem, indeed, I’d seen most of them but got inspired to go look up some more when my coworker showed me the ReacTable, which I hadn’t seen.

    I always like looking at things like this, anyway.

    There’s some seriously cool stuff going on in the world, huh?

  3. Pieter says:

    This is pretty awesome. It can see some pretty cool applications in the information booth and game industries. Particularly I think this tech might work well in Supreme Commander (http://www.supremecommander.com/).

  4. Phil says:

    Hey Amy,

    thanks for this post and your comments on mine… I’d be interested to hear your thoughts (and others’ thoughts!) on something I considered when reading your comment…

    These super cool ‘touch’ interfaces give us little to nothing by way of tactile cues as we interact with them, not as with buttons on a cell phone for example. Think about how useful those tactile, no-look cue really are in everything we do. I mean, c’mon, I’m even ‘touch’ typing!

    Anyway, love to hear peoples’ thoughts here and on my post, http://philadams.net/2007/02/23/multi-touch-interfaces/

  5. Nicole says:

    Man you don’t even know how long I’ve waited for this since disabling my own Movable Type widget (that doesn’t work since Haloscan bypasses that code).

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