TED 2007: Bumptop desktop is a beautiful mess (Video)

Anand Agarawala presents BumpTop, a fresh user interface that takes the usual desktop metaphor to a glorious, 3D extreme. In this physics-driven universe, important files finally get the weight they deserve via an oddly satisfying resizing feature, and the drudgery of file organization becomes a freewheeling playground full of crumpled documents and clipping-covered “walls.” Worried your laptop’s desktop will descend into the same disorder as its coffee-mug-strewn real-life equivalent? Fear not: BumpTop has a snappy solution for that messy problem, too.

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8 Responses to TED 2007: Bumptop desktop is a beautiful mess (Video)

  1. I have seen vids of this before … doesn't change the fact that it is uberly sweet though. It will be really interesting to see how this tech develops over the next year or so.

  2. I have seen vids of this before … doesn’t change the fact that it is uberly sweet though. It will be really interesting to see how this tech develops over the next year or so.

  3. That is pretty sweet! My only worry would be what happens if the computer lags and you're in the process of dragging an icon somewhere, since it seems like you'd risk accidentally throwing it and knocking over a pile of other icons (or something). And what happens if you get mad at the computer, and trash your desktop? Well, I guess it'll still be less harmful than trashing your *actual* desk top! ;)

  4. That is pretty sweet! My only worry would be what happens if the computer lags and you’re in the process of dragging an icon somewhere, since it seems like you’d risk accidentally throwing it and knocking over a pile of other icons (or something). And what happens if you get mad at the computer, and trash your desktop? Well, I guess it’ll still be less harmful than trashing your *actual* desk top! ;)

  5. That is pretty sweet! My only worry would be what happens if the computer lags and you’re in the process of dragging an icon somewhere, since it seems like you’d risk accidentally throwing it and knocking over a pile of other icons (or something). And what happens if you get mad at the computer, and trash your desktop? Well, I guess it’ll still be less harmful than trashing your *actual* desk top! ;)

  6. this is kind of interesting but I don't understand exactly why we would want this, the only way this could be useful is if it was used with a touch screen interface. I just don't think that I use this because it is just too haphazard and even if it is a cool way to interact with things it is just too jarring of a difference to what we are used to with our traditional computer desktops.

  7. this is kind of interesting but I don’t understand exactly why we would want this, the only way this could be useful is if it was used with a touch screen interface. I just don’t think that I use this because it is just too haphazard and even if it is a cool way to interact with things it is just too jarring of a difference to what we are used to with our traditional computer desktops.

  8. this is kind of interesting but I don’t understand exactly why we would want this, the only way this could be useful is if it was used with a touch screen interface. I just don’t think that I use this because it is just too haphazard and even if it is a cool way to interact with things it is just too jarring of a difference to what we are used to with our traditional computer desktops.

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