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3d on the brain..

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    jamie

    warning: contains gradients and ignore all design (obviously)

    So in the Windows 7 ideas thread - i had a couple of 3d ideas that ive been going over.  What was bugging me - is that both the fly in desktop - and flip3d 2 (circular version) are only a means to an end. not an end in themself.

    so i tried to picture - what if the entire UI was the means?

    anyway - i thought of these an hour ago - and got out of bed to do some quick drafts.  ROUGH drafts.. Wink

    the main idea is wheels
    (UI wize - and using scroll wheel on mouse over which ever screen area) *note - a scroll wheel mouse is as mandatory as a monitor



    so gone are window holders/borders - as you are in a 3d space

     

    Flip3D - 3.0  (entire UI - not separate)





    Cue the windows toilet paper edition jokes  Wink

    ?

    edit:  some other 9ers suggested wheels - but they had sideways text / went the wrong way

    spin them sideways = infinate and no-sideways text..


    edit2 - thing i like abou this is there is no alt-tab. no clicking start. no windows key - i can use one hand + scroll wheel for every space on the screen  (but those things could all be still wok if you wanted them).  me ? im lazy.  i liked the one finger operation (for most getting around)

    g- nite


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    thumbtacks2

    Interesting ideas... Big Smile

    This stuff would be quite easy to mock-up using a bit of OpenGL (and probably DirectX, too).

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    AndyC

    jamie wrote:
    *note - a scroll wheel mouse is as mandatory as a monitor



    Tablet PC's don't have a scroll wheel. Neither do most laptops come to think of it.

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    Maddus Mattus

    AndyC wrote:
    
    jamie wrote:
    *note - a scroll wheel mouse is as mandatory as a monitor



    Tablet PC's don't have a scroll wheel. Neither do most laptops come to think of it.


    Most laptops have somesort of shock detector, maybe you can use it to read the tilt instead of using a mouse wheel?

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    jsampsonPC

    Maddus Mattus wrote:
    
    AndyC wrote:
    
    jamie wrote:
    *note - a scroll wheel mouse is as mandatory as a monitor



    Tablet PC's don't have a scroll wheel. Neither do most laptops come to think of it.


    Most laptops have somesort of shock detector, maybe you can use it to read the tilt instead of using a mouse wheel?


    If it's a tablet PC, why not just use the Stylus? Drag right  to scroll right, drag up and down to zoom in/out?

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    Bas

    Most laptops I've come across have an area on the side of the touchpad that functions as the scroll wheel.

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    DCMonkey

    Maybe you could work 2 sea shells into your design somehow?

    Tongue Out

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    GoddersUK

    I thought it was worth resurrecting this thread...

    Look at  this from Mix:



    Linkage


    EDIT: Perhaps this would have been a better thread.

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    jamie

    " It showed off a range of alternate user interfaces for people who may not have been familiar with the traditional computing paradigm, particularly in developing nations."


    why cant they release these for us??

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    RamblingGeek​UK

    You beat me to it. Tongue Out

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    andy_hanger​18

    Jamie,

    I do not believe that this is the first time you have jumped out of bed when your brain has gone into overdrive. Could I suggest hot chocolate before bed as opposed to coffee. Sleep will come much easier Smiley

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    Harlequin

    andy_hanger18 wrote:
    I do not believe that this is the first time you have jumped out of bed when your brain has gone into overdrive.


    Wife usually slaps me soon thereafter. Sad

    Think a lot of those things can also be done in Silverlight too. I believe WPF has access to the scrollbutton. And WPF should be able to do it on tablet too, since it does have access to the Stylus.

    /digs into Petzold book to learn learn learn....

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    Minh

    Hey, I started something similar a while back.

    It even came w/ a video.

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