Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Interesting Interfaces: Multi-Touch Input

A group researching mulit-touch interaction ...

"Multi-Touch Interaction Research" is described by project director Jefferson Y Han at New York University as 'bi-manual, multi-point, and multi-user interactions on a graphical interaction surface'.

The website (linked below) shows video and stills from the work of the team. Watch someone grow and shrink images by dragging the corners in appropriate directions. 'While touch sensing is commonplace for single points of contact, multi-touch sensing enables a user to interact with a system with more than one finger at a time, as in chording and bi-manual operations. Such sensing devices are inherently also able to accommodate multiple users simultaneously, which is especially useful for larger interaction scenarios such as interactive walls and tabletops,' says Han."   continued ...   (Via Usability News)

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