Jeff Han on Tactile Interfaces


Jeff Han gave a presentation at last year's TED conference, showing his tactile interface system. Forget mice and keyboards. This is a less-creepy version of Minority Report. Or Star Trek's LCARS interface.

Jeff Han demos his Tactile Interface

I've watched it 3 times today. I want my next computer to work like this. How about a 30" Cinema Display that tilts backward to become a tabletop surface with tactile interface...

It's just synchronicity that this video happened to be next in the queue on my iPod this morning, less than 48 hours after the iPhone was demonstrated with its own mini version of this UI...

ps. I'd love to be a lurker at this year's TED. I'd have to be lurking, because the caliber of the attendees is so unbelievably high. Maybe I could be an usher or something. It'd be totally worth it...

pps. aw, crap. TED2007 starts the day before I get on a plane with the family. Maybe 2008 :-)


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