Dr. Mark Humphrys

School of Computing. Dublin City University.

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New GUIs

Augmented reality

Wearable computing

Future of Operating Systems

Some ideas. Can you think of more?

Cloud computing

With cloud computing, a remote company manages storage, software and many services.

New GUIs - Beyond the standard GUI model

The "Bumptop" 3-D desk-like GUI. 2006 prototype.

2009 development of "Bumptop".

Multi-touch interface:
Samsung Galaxy Tab.

"g-speak" gesture-driven environment.
2008 video. From Oblong (research came out of MIT Media Lab).

Kinect from Microsoft (gesture and motion recognition gaming platform).

Leap Motion motion-sensing, here used to operate a Windows machine.

Samsung Galaxy S4 uses eye tracking (e.g. video pauses when you look away).

Augmented reality

Microsoft Surface, a coffee-table style multi-touch touch screen platform, shows what may lie beyond the standard GUI model.

Shows what works right now.
Jump to 1:10.

SecondLight from Microsoft Research, Cambridge explores new interactions with surface displays.

"Future Vision Montage" of an imagined future in 2019, from Microsoft, 2009.

Reality currently looks like this.
Speaker is Pattie Maes.

Wearable computing

Google glasses demo.

Microsoft HoloLens demo.

Skype for HoloLens demo.

Other topics

  1. Embedded - Automobile, House

Past future predictions

"The Mother of All Demos", Douglas Engelbart's 1968 demo of the mouse, word processing, video conferencing and hypertext.

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On the Internet since 1987.

Wikipedia: Sometimes I link to Wikipedia. I have written something In defence of Wikipedia. It is often a useful starting point but you cannot trust it. Linking to it is like linking to a Google search. A starting point, not a destination. I automatically highlight in red all links to Wikipedia and Google search and other possibly-unreliable user-generated content.