Sleek Multi-Touch Interface gets Your Hands out of the Way!

The problem with a touch screen interface is that your finger tends to block the GUI (graphic user interface) object you are engaging. On small screens with just a single finger (or digit) it is not that big of a deal. However on a multi-touch interface where you use more than one finger, viewing problems start to arise. This problem gets compounded when a multi-touch interface moves to a larger screen, where you would use all five fingers for a full gestural input.

Over a quarter-century ago, Xerox introduced the modern graphical user interface paradigm we today take for granted.
That it has endured is a testament to the genius of its design. But the industry is now at a crossroads: New technologies promise higher-bandwidth interaction, but have yet to find a truly viable implementation.
10/GUI aims to bridge this gap by rethinking the desktop to leverage technology in an intuitive and powerful way.

10/GUI, a summer project by Robert Clayton, solves this issue by decoupling the multi-touch interface from the screen onto an essentially large laptop track pad. I won’t say too much more so that his cool video (below) can do the talking.

10/GUI from C. Miller on Vimeo.

Check out his 10/GUI website for more information.

7 Comments
  • Michael

    October 17, 2009 at 8:02 am Reply

    wow…so simple…yet so novel! thx for sharing :]

  • DT

    October 16, 2009 at 11:21 pm Reply

    Kerrick, now that you mentioned it, you are probably right!

  • George I

    October 16, 2009 at 10:34 pm Reply

    Looks inspiring at first, but once they get going with actual demonstration, it feels more limiting than the current OSX we all use. I guess it’s one of those things you can’t really understand till you try the physical hands-on interface.

  • Kerrick

    October 16, 2009 at 3:32 am Reply

    This is essentially what the new Wacom Bamboo Touch does, isn’t it?

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