I was just wondering what people thought about the new Microsoft
Surface. Has anyone had a chance to demo it or play with the SDK?
Also, any thoughts on how interaction design will be impacted with MS
Surface technology being used with Windows 7 (due out late 09 early
10)? What preemptive measures can we take to deal with the shift in
how a user interacts (touch screen vs mouse) with applications on
there desktop pc or laptop?
"Microsoft Surface, the software maker's coffee-table shaped touch-
screen computer, will make its debut as a marketing tool in a handful
of AT&T Inc.'s wireless stores April 17." http://tinyurl.com/2ypadc
There will only be 22 of them in service. I'll be expecting a report
from one of you metropolitan members.
Some people have asked on this list how Microsoft Surface was created and who worked on it, with specific inquiries into Bill Buxton. Bill has consulting on the project since about 2004 (About a year before he came into Microsoft.
I find there are quite a few interesting concepts here, especially the
interaction with "real" objects. The clips in the third video is the most
- Placing a camera on top of the desk and move images to you portable
- Browsing your media files and drop them on the media player.
- Pay for things by dropping the items on the physical credit cards.