Dr. Mark Humphrys

School of Computing. Dublin City University.

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  Cloud computing

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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