MultiTouch Solutions

Discussion in 'Picture Gallery' started by Delicious-Apple, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. Delicious-Apple macrumors member

    Nov 21, 2006
    Hellooo. :D
    I created this Mockup of an :apple: MT Keyboard for an Appleinsider thread. I'm still working on the demo video of the various features/interfaces. The first dribbles of my mockups can be seen here.

    Got any ideas on other solutions where MultiTouch could be used to increase productivity? Post your ideas/images here and help make the Optimus Maximus look like my dead nan.


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    The first steps in the planned MultiTouch Interface Demo Video:
    Flash Version
    Quicktime (HD) Version

    There will be more added to the video. It's only about 10% complete.
  2. JHacker macrumors 6502


    Aug 27, 2006
    East Coast
    That is extremely cool! But I don't think I would be able to get used to the fact that I can't press down buttons to type.
  3. Delicious-Apple thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 21, 2006
    I was thinking exactly the same thing ;) but then I practised a little bit with my existing keyboard I thought about a few things.

    1) You have to look at the keys anyway every few seconds
    2) The quality of the software would be the key here. Sensing where your finger is going to hit or where it is meant to hit. The iPhone is apparently very good at this. The keys also get larger as your finger gets closer (maybe?)
    3) Tactile feedback could be replaced by aural feedback. Most keys on your keyboard sound different. So if Apple were to do some research they could create different sounds for different zones on the board that would assist you in typing in the right places and giving you the feedback without you really noticing.
  4. velocityg4 macrumors 68040


    Dec 19, 2004
    That would drive me up the wall too. I think that I would constantly f*** up my keying. Since I would not be able to feel the home keys nor any other key for that matter:eek: .

    However I could see something like this a great step forward over current Wacom LCD tablets. So maybe as a tertiary device after the keyboard and mouse.

    Something like the multitouch could help streamline CAD, Logic, Final Cut and a plethora of other creative software. Plus make a cool addition for gaming, like a command console in Age of Empires or Rome: Total War.

    I think it will take another ten to fifteen years for a realistic alternative to typing. i.e. reliable speech recognition; that is able to handle accents, background noise and distinguish between commands and conversation.
  5. ®îçhå®? macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2006
    At school, i sometimes connect my laptop up to the interactive whiteboard. Works like a charm and is great. Is good for closing windows, opening apps etc. The whole shabang
  6. lindygamer macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2006
    the wedge iMac

    Here's my thought. I like to type on real keyboards, but I love the idea of multitouch. So I want both. I don't like to reach my arm far, so I want my multitouch screen very near to my keyboard. Multitouch screens are expensive, so I wouldn't want a very big one. Also, a big one would make me reach my arms too far. However, I like big, beautiful screens. I think the best solution would be an iMac that integrated the computer, a modest multi-touch screen, and a keyboard into one, compact unit. Some people will compare it to the Commodore 64, but I think it will look terrific. Imagine redesigning this hiMac concept to be optimised for touchscreen, with the screen at an angle.

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