Would you like to see this feature implemented in OS X?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by damien341, Jan 28, 2007.

  1. damien341 macrumors member

    Dec 3, 2006
    lower saxony, germany
  2. Copland macrumors regular


    May 26, 2006
    Rochester, NY
    It's cool, but I would hate to see it in an operating system.

    Sure, it's more realistic, but in real life you can see what the documents are, whereas in this, you have to rely on the icons.

    Cool physics/ animation, but not practical in my opinion.
  3. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    I don't know, it's fancy, and every now and then my Desktop do get that cluttered...

    ...but it would involve a lot more mousing, which is the least ergonomic way to use your computer...

    ...and whenever my Desktop do get that cluttered it's better to just clean it... ;)
  4. Osarkon macrumors 68020


    Aug 30, 2006
    It's nice a concept, but not at all practical for a desktop environment in my opinion. I try to use the mouse as little as possible, and this entirely relies on it.

    Besides, i'd never let my desktop get into that sort of state, and if i did, re-arranging the files into piles where i can't see what they are by name is hardly going to help. ;)
  5. rowanhall macrumors member

    Dec 27, 2004
    Belfast, Northern Ireland
    looks nice, but i can't really see a practical use, well not one that i would use! all i see is a pile of icons... but what icon is what file? imagine trying to orgainse an ipods worth of mp3s!

    maybe i'm missing the point of the demo though! :)
  6. adrianblaine macrumors 65816


    Oct 12, 2006
    Pasadena, CA
    I don't know about this... I tend to use a computer so that my desktop does not look like my real world desktop. I think this would be a step backwards in my world...
  7. eji macrumors 6502


    Jun 8, 2004
    Inland Empire
    Why have they chosen Homie G to demonstrate? I was thrown a bit when I saw a hand with a massive "$$$" ring moving the pen around. Is there some sort of parallel with material bling and graphical bling?

    Word up.

    EDIT: I guess that's Azan "Bling" Khan who's listed in the credits. It's reassuring to see that you can take a programmer out of the ghetto, but you can't take the ghetto out of the programmer.
  8. ghall macrumors 68040


    Jun 27, 2006
    Rhode Island
    Looks like an interesting concept. I actually cannot wait for a downloadable demo just to try it out. It might actually be beneficial to me because I actually find stuff better in messes. If something is too clean (like my Mac OS X desktop), I go crazy.
  9. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816


    Nov 24, 2005
    I'm only really here at night.

    best line I've seen in a L O N G T I M E!

    I'm ROTFLMAORN 4 sho
  10. iSee macrumors 68040


    Oct 25, 2004
    This looks fantastic, but I think it is a bit of a gimmick (wel, I haven't played with it, so I can't say for sure). It makes the user take a lot of responsibility and actions to organize and keep organized the desktop, which does not seem that useful to me.

    And I think it would really break down once the number of items gets very large, which is not a significant improvement over my current desktop.

    It's a great school project, though. I'm glad people are really trying to rethink the fundemental ways we interact with computers, even if every idea doesn't bare fruit.
  11. HawaiiMacAddict macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2006
    On one of my Macs of course
    Aloha everyone,

    I saw Mac icons, but I really think that Windows users would find this more useful. I really didn't see too many Mac users with tons of icons on their desktops.

    It would be a nice way to organize a large(r) folder that contained disparate types of docs with common themes. For example, building plans/blueprints, photos of the construction site, QT movies of walk-throughs, etc...

    Of course, I am coming from the Windows world (I just switched last August), so smack me down if I sound a bit silly :grin: I have seen Windows desktops literally COVERED with icons - those users could very definitely use this proggie.

    I also like the comment vis a vis the programmer and the ghetto :grin:


    P.S. Can you imagine the effects possible with Core Animation, though???
  12. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604


    Sep 8, 2002
    The Netherlands
    Cool looking, that's a gimme.

    if it were only used for the cluttered desktop, then it is a bit silly....
    But, if it were used for the whole FileSystem (also accross networks), I feel this could be really cool! You know, have "holes" (or drawers) on the 3D desktop, to drop the docs into, which essentially copies (or cuts and pastes) the docs you were cleaning up.
    Maybe this could be exetended to the "save" panels aswell....

    I wonder.... I kinda like it.
  13. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603


    Aug 20, 2005
    Thank you Jah...I'm so Blessed
    Its cool and if they would have an option to see the icons at full view then thats cool....looks useless but cool none the less like half of the things in an OS.

  14. Epicurus macrumors 6502


    Apr 28, 2005
    Minneapolis, MN
    if we're just dreaming of a cool use for this 3D feature set, how about taking what we know of the Multi-Touch interface, adding in the 3D physics of the BumpTop interface and merging the two for some sort of 7"-10" tablet Mac? The BumpTop system seems to hinge entirely on a stylus-type interface tool, and it would probably be even more immersive it you just used your fingertip as in the Multi-Touch demos we've seen. All the different sort/stack/lasso gestures could easily be reproduced with multi-finger gestures. The 3D interactive icons would also be very natural with a touch interface.

    As far as running real apps, the actual windows would be more traditional (I think), but will interactive and 3D. Sort of like Vista's Flip 3D view, but without the Vista nonsense. I don't actually expect Apple do do any of this, but it would be really, really cool looking. I can only imagine the side-by-side of a 3D-Touch Mac tablet and a Vista Tablet PC. The Mac would make the PC look as out of date as the iPhone makes my RAZR look (and I still haven't seen an iPhone in person!).

    it is fun to dream, though.:D
  15. siurpeeman macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2006
    the OC
    wasn't there a rumored mac os x feature called "piles" a few years back? the video reminds me of what i thought the feature was going to be, but i think the feature ultimately became what we now know to be exposé.
  16. Mgkwho macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2005
    So there's this new thing called Core Animation.

    Doesn't anyone think Apple will include more than a few new interactions like screensavers, TimeMachine, (and what was the third one? spaces) using CA?

    I think Apple has a lot of core animation goodies hidden up their sleeves. This would be an awesome addition.

    On a side note, I just wish so bad that when setting your own picture as the desktop background, you can move it around in system preferences if it is larger than your screen, or if you want to crop it around a certain part. The iPhone does this, why wouldn't our own computers be able to?


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