scott at tactilemedia.com
Fri Nov 20 15:12:38 CST 2009
Recently, René Micout wrote:
> The future ?
Re: the hardware interface -- seems like a a keyless keyboard
Re: the software interface -- seems like reorientation of existing solutions
I would say this solution is as they describe it: building upon the mouse
level of remote interaction with data/content on a display. It's probably
more of a short term future.
In my view, the long term future of touch would encompass *direct*
manipulation of the data/content, as opposed to remote. Whether this is
done via 2D or 3D interaction remains to be seen, but the points made in the
video about working for extended periods of time with arms raised, or head
tilted down are valid -- these are not good. What I would question is their
claim that obstructing the content with hands is a negative aspect of
current multitouch solutions. I would argue that the current method of
using hands to directly manipulate content provides more substantial
feedback to the user, making them feel more in control of what they are
doing. This is not something to be quickly discounted.
I don't know if there is a "comfortable" human-computer touch solution out
there that offers direct manipulation of content, but that's what I see as
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