Microsoft recently showed off a touch-screen technology (using MacOS!) for mobile devices. To solve the problem of using your finger to point to what you want on a small screen, they teamed up with Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs to develop Lucid Touch, a transparent touch sensitive screen that allows the user to see what he/she is doing by pointing from behind.
Is this neat or what?! But will it fly?
Experts tell us that the tablet PC was also a friendlier human interface, but this wasn’t enough to make it anything more than a niche solution today.
What is clear is that mobility and small screens go hand in hand.
So is the solution in something like Lucid Touch, or iPhone-style interfaces, or voice recognition or eyeball tracking?