Sunday, April 02, 2006

New Ways to Think of "Inputting"

We're all so tied to our computers and cell phones that we really don't think much about how we provide input for these devices. Generally, we use a keyboard or a pointing device. Aaron Schmidt of Walking Paper has pulled together a list of some touch input devices that are in the research stage. All of them work with touch, although in different ways. Each has a short video that helps explain how they work right now. It seems that each is working toward integrating them into our environments -- instead of carrying computers with us, they would be available in various forms wherever we are. What is fascinating to me is thinking about how we might use these types of devices in our day-to-day work with computers.

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