Results tagged “multitouch”

So You Can Scribble Shit on the Screen

By Michael Mulvey on January 21, 2015 2:54 PM

Today Microsoft announced (among other things like Windows 10) Surface Hub.

It's a bigass TV that accepts multi-touch input.

Why is Microsoft and every other company who makes computers with stylii OBSESSED WITH CIRCLING SHIT ON THE SCREEN?!

From what I can tell over the years this is they only compelling reason to use a stylus. I just don't get why scribbling notes and circling things is so damn compelling.

Update: More scribbling from their product videos:

Pictures Under Glass

By Michael Mulvey on November 9, 2011 12:33 PM

Bret Victor, former human-interface inventor at Apple, intelligently rants about the future of interaction design. Inspired, in part, by Microsoft's wonderfully banal concept video that's been making the the rounds on the web this past few months:

As it happens, designing Future Interfaces For The Future used to be my line of work. I had the opportunity to design with real working prototypes, not green screens and After Effects, so there certainly are some interactions in the video which I'm a little skeptical of, given that I've actually tried them and the animators presumably haven't. But that's not my problem with the video.

My problem is the opposite, really -- this vision, from an interaction perspective, is not visionary. It's a timid increment from the status quo, and the status quo, from an interaction perspective, is actually rather terrible.

via @stevenbjohnson


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