10/GUI: Are You Ready to Ditch the Keyboard and Mouse?

10/GUI: Are You Ready to Ditch the Keyboard and Mouse?

Gregory Han
Oct 14, 2009

That's R. Clayton Miller's re-envisioning of the desktop human-computer interaction up above. What do you think? We like the ergonomics of a 1-to-1 ration 10 finger touchpad instead of a vertical touchscreen interface...

This video examines the benefits and limitations inherent in current mouse-based and window-oriented interfaces, the problems facing other potential solutions, and visualizes my proposal for a completely new way of interacting with desktop computers.

The learning curve looks a lot more difficult than the current GUI of most operating systems, but perhaps with a generation of touch-style interface users, this sort of user interface won't be too difficult to adopt. We're not so sold on the 1D windows management yet, but maybe in practice, it won't be so restrictive (we tend to like to hide all our windows not in use). What are your thoughts and wishes for a next generation user interface for your personal computer?

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