During Jen-Hsun Huang’s keynote, which touched on almost none of the key issues surrounding Nvidia, he invited Jeff Han, founder of Perceptive Pixel, on stage to demo his new multi-touch technology.
Han is famous for his work in multi-touch technology and his demo didn’t disappoint – it was one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen and reminded me of the interface used by Tom Cruise in Minority Report
He explained how graphics is an important part of delivering a great user interface because, after all, it’s a graphical user interface.
Han then started moving things around in ways that you’d never think was possible – the way we interact with computers could change drastically if his technology makes it into the mainstream.
And, while I’m speaking of how this technology will filter out into the market, Han expects it to first be taken up by the military and high-end designers but doesn’t see any reason for it not to make its way into home computing. After all, the iPhone’s interface is what makes the device revolutionary in the mobile phone market and it’s the reason I haven’t moved to a fuller-featured phone with fewer basic flaws.
Pictures don’t do Han’s demo justice, so I’ve included Perceptive Pixel’s official video below. Do you think multi-touch user interfaces like this are the future? Discuss in the forums