Multi-touch for the desktop?

It’s just a concept at this stage, but Clayton Miller’s 10/GUI project is getting people’s attention. It proposes a way multi-touch might work in the desktop scenario – detached from the screen, like a giant trackpad, or tablet.

It’s hard to see it working perfectly, or being as universally applicable as the trusty mouse, but there’s certainly some good ideas there, some I’m sure we’ll see one way or another in years to come.

10 Responses to “Multi-touch for the desktop?”

  1. sharon 23 Jan, 2010 at 11:21 am #

    i played one of ur games u need to learn how to spell.

    • Grant 23 Jan, 2010 at 2:00 pm #

      Hi Sharon, yes you might be right. Please note that I have used UK/New Zealand spelling instead of US spelling in some of my games, so that too could be the reason you thought something was spelt incorrectly. If you let me know what the word(s) were I’ll have a look for you. Cheers.

  2. Christian 10 Jun, 2010 at 7:45 am #

    Hi my name is Christian. I wrote about your blog today on my site: http://tehbigwebtheory.com/. Thanks for the great flash stuff and if you don’t want to have this written I will gladly remove it!

  3. Lewis 18 Jun, 2010 at 9:21 pm #

    Your Guess the Google game doesn’t work!

    • Grant 19 Jun, 2010 at 4:49 pm #

      Hi Lewis, it seems to be working for me. What problem were you having?

  4. Lewis 19 Jun, 2010 at 9:23 pm #

    Just won’t load.

  5. simon 26 Jun, 2010 at 10:43 pm #

    Also having problems with the Guess-the-google game. tried to play it about a dozen games and it seems to freeze sometimes between levels. I haven’t managed to play it all the way through despite numerous attempts. Hope you get it fixed since it’s an awesome idea and i enjoyed playing the levels i could.

  6. Courtland 16 Oct, 2010 at 6:04 pm #

    This is very cool, how long before I can control my computer with my fingers like that! :P

  7. Jonny 11 Nov, 2010 at 12:02 am #

    Hey your guess the google game doesnt seem to want to save highscores

  8. Jonny 11 Nov, 2010 at 12:12 am #

    Also, this multitouch wouldn’t work for fps games. you’d have your left hand on wasd while your right would be straight underneath that clicking the left side of the pad

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