Multitouch: Reinventing Computer Interfaces

Via [[|Ignium’s blog]] I saw this [[|google video]] that shows Multitouch, a new computer interface, in action. Earlier last month, Jeff Han, from NYU’s Computer Science department gave a demo on [[|ETech]] of Multitouch and as you can see it’s a truly amazing piece of technology.

If you’ve seen the movie Minority Report this sure must ring a bell. According to Phil Windley in this [[|post]], where he describes briefly Jeff Han’s talk, Jeff himself pointed out that tactile feedback is more intuitive than gestural interfaces (think Minority Report’s gestural interface) for casual users.