The Future of Computer Design

Touch screen based technology has been around for a long time but companies are really starting to go past the initial boundaries and make these advanced computers more mainstream. I have collected several videos that showcase what the next generation of computers will be like. These computers have no keyboards and no mice, and it’s all hands-on interactive computing.

It’s incredibly amazing, and blows anything we have ever seen out of the water. I think it’s only a matter of time before this becomes totally mainstream. Although, how programs like Photoshop and Illustrator would transfer over to a computer of this nature is a mystery to me.

Imagine the Possibilities

I find myself imagining how specific tools would work in Photoshop and Illustrator if I had to use my hands to create everything on the computer screen. Enjoy and let me know how many years you think it will be before I’m posting on my blog using one of these computers!

For More Information: www.microsoft.com/surface/

2 comments on “The Future of Computer Design”

  1. Andres Reply

    I think the key to Photoshop, Illustrator and other creative software on a surface/multi-touch computer is through object recognition. Its amazing how far we’ve pushed the mouse and other I/O devices as a design tool. When you compare todays I/O tools with the interaction benefits of touch computing its easy to see how limited we are. Every artist needs flexibility and range of motion when creating. Much like this author I’m looking forward to seeing surface / touch based systems proliferate. Being able to pick up a physical pencil, brush, crayon or anything else I have in my studio and interacting with the my design software fills my mind with possibilities.

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