August 04, 2006

Next-gen, multi-touch interfaces

NYU researcher Jefferson Han, creator of a much-blogged large format, multi-touch flat screen interface (see original demo), spoke at this year’s TED Conference in Monterey. In this brief but inspiring video, he talks about the technology’s potential to enable next-generation interfaces that disappear, doing “the right thing” with a minimum of effort. (It’s at times like this that I wish Adobe made hardware!) [Via Mattias Jonsson]
Incidentally, it appears they’re using this morphing technology, or something close to it–well worth a look in its own right. (The server MIME types seem wrong, so to view the very cool video, you may have to download it and change the extension to .MP4.)
[Update: For a non-traditional interface that truly sucks (literally), check out this video from the Yahoo! Design Expo.]

Posted by John Nack at 12:11 PM on August 04, 2006
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