11/02/2012, 11:28 PM
I do mean custom-built.. re-imagining the system to fit hardware of that size. (LG also has to do something about it... a large screen 6' away vs a small one in the palm of the hand)
Originally Posted by dignitary
But keeping the card-based UI, with a separate set of cards for each user. And directional sound for everyone...
Something that's great for collaboration. I realize i should have laid out the whole concept beforehand.
But it looks really wonderful in my mind. Having multiple windows open in the size of a Touchpad screen, some hidden as cards. In card view, you pull a card towards you to throw away, and up to full-screen. If another user disagrees, they can draw a line with their finger and the window will stop expanding as soon as it hits that. Drag a card to give it to someone else.
It's still a little raw, i know.. but it seems to me that Microsoft's concept is more eye-candy and not so much a system for working on things together with gestures, in realtime. System-wide sharing of data will allow to create various visual structures from various data sources, and in some cases, copy the same app from a phone to the table and back (yes, i'm dreaming... but it's not far from "touch to share")...
And if anyone decides to take my idea and run with it, if they use webOS for the machine, great, if not, i reserve copyright. If i would suddenly have money and the materials, i'd build my own half-baked version, with less than stellar cross device sharing support...