Using Natural User Interface (NUI) Technologies to Improve User Experience
This session will demonstrate how multi-touch enabled applications can be used in multiple vertical industries to improve the communication, education, collaboration and overall experience across the software continuum. The user experience demonstrations will highlight the use of these Microsoft technologies: • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) can be used to visualize data. WPF is the next-generation presentation sub-system for Windows. It provides .NET developers and designers with a unified programming model for building rich Windows smart client user experiences that incorporate UI, media, and documents. • Windows 7 Touch - Windows 7 offers more choice in how users interact with their PCs, such as through MultiTouch gestures. With WPF support for Windows 7 MultiTouch .NET programmers have a revolutionary new way to build interactive user experiences. • Microsoft® Silverlight™ is a cross-browser, cross-platform and cross-device plug-in for delivering the next generation of media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web. The 3.0 version is multi-touch capable. • Microsoft Surface is a multi-touch product from Microsoft. Developed as a software and hardware combination technology, it allows a user, or multiple users, to manipulate digital content by the use of natural motions, hand gestures or physical objects. • Windows Phone 7 is the latest upcoming version of the Windows Mobile operating system; planned for release by "holiday" 2010. Microsoft's goal is to create an excellent user experience by redesigning the user interface, integrating the operating system with other services, and strictly controlling the hardware it runs on.