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.