BumpTop Seeks To Put The ''Desk'' Into Desktop

Posted: Jun 22 2006, 9:00am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 5:50pm CDT, in News | Notebooks and PCs

BumpTop Seeks To Put the ''Desk'' Into Desktop
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There's a research lab in Toronto called Dynamic Graphics Project, and they've come out with a prototype of a radical new computer desktop interface. The idea is to make it more like what you would find on a real desk.

Specifically, desktop icons become virtual sheets of paper. It turns the typical 2D plane and turns it into a three-dimensional desk. You can arrange icons any way you want -- in organized piles, unorganized stacks, and anything in between. You can even "hang" them on the surrounding wall above the desk.This interface looks very interesting. However, I'm a little scared about my computer's desktop looking like my real-life desk. Maybe that's one thing that's better left unrealistic in the virtual world. Still, I think this is the direction that desktop interfaces will be heading in the next few years.

You can watch a demo video on YouTube, or download a high-res version on BumpTop's site.

Via OhGizmo!

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