[LINK] more on interface design

Ivan Trundle ivan at itrundle.com
Mon Jan 25 10:08:56 AEDT 2010

On 25/01/2010, at 9:25 AM, Tom Worthington wrote:

> Kim Holburn wrote:
>> This article is a puff piece on M$ Surface ... large ugly table with no  
>> place for your legs. ...
> The ABC was demonstrating one of these tabletop displays at the
> "Realising Our Broadband Future" forum last December. Unfortunately I 
> could not see the point of it and no one from the ABC seemed to have any 
> idea of what it was for. They kept apologising that it was just running 
> a web page for selecting video and talked vaguely about other 
> applications it could have

Check Microsoft's site on Surface technology. They think it will appeal to hipsters who go to bars or eateries. There are a few videos demonstrating this application. All very American in focus...

I see it as a solution waiting for a problem. An approach favoured by technology developers (and by throwing it out to a few sites - I gather a cafe chain in the UK bought a few - they can work out what it is really useful for, if anything).


Ivan Trundle
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