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Saturday, March 11, 2006

Extending interaction with Origami

Sometime back there was a video about cool new interaction experiments done by the folks at


Multi-Touch Interaction research. The interaction is primarily based on hand gestures like pulling the fingers together for zoom-out, moving the fingers away from each other for zoom-in, etc. Such interfaces can also be brought to life with the new Origami (aka UMPC) project since it is touch-enabled.
It is really cool to imagine how the different human senses can be leveraged to create fluid, seamless interfaces. Technology is here to expand our natural abilities. Building interfaces like these will make the Technology work for you rather than the other way around!