Wow, 3D and multi-touch. Who woulda thought of that. It’s like putting peanut butter on bread. What’s interesting about this is that it’s being used in public to get some collaboration going on with residents in Helsinki.
CityWall is a large multi-touch display… which acts as a collaborative and playful interface for the everchanging media landscape of the city. The new interface launched in October 2008 also allows working with 3D objects, which enables multiple content and multiple timelines.
Feeling queezy? You gotta love the idea of spinning spheres to organize information. That just has three-dimensional written all over it. Now add 3D sketching and Ultrasound tactile feedback to this and you’ll have a feast of interactive 3D world capable of supporting product design and collaboration.
But wait, Greenbush Labs has been using 3D multi-touch technology in a virtual world environments for some time now, experimenting with it’s use in education. This makes the concept of the creation and simulation of virtual products in the future even more interesting.