Monday, March 3, 2008
NextWindow has a multi-touch display! This display was demonstrated at a recent digital signage expo in Las Vegas.
If you are waiting to get your hands on something multi-touch, you don't need to wait to get a Surface:
I need to get my hands on one to see/feel how my projects-in-process play out on the screen. For those of you who don't follow my blogs, I tested out several of my project prototypes for my HCI and Ubiquitous Computing classes on a variety of displays, and found that I liked the NextWindow display the best in terms of resolution and touch-response. (See poetry picture share and photo-globe explorer)
Not long after that, Microsoft unveiled the Surface, which still is out of reach for most humans. I recently came across a demonstration of the Surface with a multitouch game, "Firefly", developed by Carbonated Games. The video was produced by Sarcastic Gamer.
I imagine that FireFly would work just fine on the NextWindow, even if the display is upright, not a table.