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Multi-touch concept for desktops: 10/GUI

By John Bowman, CBCNews.ca

I'm a fan of alternative ideas for human-computer interaction, so this video caught my attention. It shows an idea for a ten-finger touchpad interface and associated changes in the way such a computer would handle multiple windows.

Watching my two-year-old daughter moving puzzle pieces around on my wife's iPhone with very little effort speaks to the intuitiveness of touch interfaces. And I like the idea of expanding the number of points with which you can interact with the computer from one with a mouse to 10 with a multi-touch surface.

10/GUI from C. Miller on Vimeo.

Designer Clayton Miller says 10/GUI is just a concept for now: there's no hardware or software prototype for it.

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Ryan

tO

Wow! amazing! The mouse is such a limited way to explore your desktop and it is about time something like this has come about! Can't wait until this is the norm for all PCs

Posted October 20, 2009 03:07 PM

Irene

How would you text? Presently, the keyboard is taking up the space on the desktop that the 10/GUI would go.

Otherwise, a great invention.

Irene

Posted November 2, 2009 01:49 PM

Malcolm Scrimger

Victoria

What no voice commands? Otherwise nice idea and presentation.

Posted November 5, 2009 12:03 PM

Brad

Alberta

If you're going "linear", it's the same as Alt-tabbing... Multi touch is good, but this is nothing "new".

Posted November 5, 2009 06:34 PM

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