Here is a new interpretation of your computer’s desktop interface by Jinha Lee a MIT PhD candidate with mentor Cati Boulanger from Microsoft Research, talk about an awesome internship project. It is minority report like with a transparent screen. What a cool research project and crazy to think what we can do today, now my only question is when can I have this at home.
Here is the description and link to more about the project from the above video:
Project by Jinha Lee, done with mentor Cati Boulanger.
Despite advances in 3D sensing and display technologies, our interaction with desktop interfaces has remained stagnant from the form that evolved under 2D I/O modalities. Our See Through 3D desktop is a 3D spatial operating environment that allows the user to directly interact with his or her virtual desktop. The user can reach into the projected 3D output space with his/her hands to directly manipulate the windows.
Users can casually open up the See-Through 3D Desktop and Type on the keyboard or use a trackpad as in traditional 2D operating environment. Windows or files are perceived to be placed in a 3D space between a screen and the input plane. The user can lift up his hands to reach the displayed windows and arrange them in this 3D space.
A unique combination of a transparent display and 3D gesture detection algorithm collocates input space and 3D rendering without tethering or encumbering users with wearable devices. See-through 3D desktop is a term for the entire ensemble of necessary software hardware and design technological components for realizing this volumetric operating environment.