Category Archives: multi-touch

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"Even though it looks effortless, there must be a world of complexity behind it."
Brad Simpson

How We Did It: Project Edison

It’s easy to rely on clichés and buzzwords when describing Silicon Valley, but expressing an authentic sense of place is a much more nuanced task. IDEO began working with Joie de Vivre hotels on their new Silicon Valley location, The Epiphany, before the building was even constructed, figuring out how to communicate the innovation and idealism […]

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"Continuing our multi-touch research, we've been working on turning an off-the-shelf rear projection TV into a multi-touch display"
Dave Vondle

Rear-Projection TV Turned into a Multi-touch Display

Continuing our multi-touch research, we’ve been working on turning an off-the-shelf rear projection TV into a multi-touch display.  This screen has the best width-to-depth ratio of any multitouch system (67″ diagonal viewing area and only 16″ deep).  This is also the first example of hacking a multi-touch system into an off-the-shelf television.  The system we […]

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"Our tireless multi-touch team is pleased to announce another bit of software"
Kyle Doerkson

Quick-n-dirty Multi-touch: Flash API + Wiimote

Our tireless multi-touch team is pleased to announce another bit of software meant to make your prototyping life a bit easier, via support for using a wiimote with our flash API to quickly turn any TV or projection surface into a multi-touch environment.

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"In the case of multi-touch interfaces, that meant building a system we could start prototyping on"
Kyle Doerkson

Home-brew Multi-touch

At IDEO we’re all about building to think. Learning from books and websites and product demos is cool, but we think the really good stuff comes when you get in there and start messing around for real. In the case of multi-touch interfaces, that meant building a system we could start prototyping on. What we […]

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"But when you've got a large screen with multi-touch support, that's when things start to get really interesting"
Kyle Doerkson

Experiments with Multi-touch

At IDEO we’re pretty excited about multi-touch interfaces. Most people who have heard of multi-touch know of it in the context of the iPhone. Being able to use more than one finger on the iPhone’s screen means support for some pretty intuitive interactions. Pinch a map to zoom out. Slide a finger to scroll through […]