Microsoft has released a preview into what it sees as the future of the Windows user interface across the whole spectrum of devices that we interact with on a daily basis from the PC to smartphones and tablets.
The video after the break features Microsoft Chief Research and Strategy Officer Craig Mundie explaining the directions and new innovations that Microsoft think will change our way of interacting with devices using Kinect and multitouch display. Including the emerging shift in how we will use computers, what they can do for us, and who is able to use them. Watch a video of the presentation after the jump.
The presentation shows a glimpse of the new user interface of Microsoft’s Windows 8 which is without icons as we know them and replaced with bubbles that can interact with both our movements and files and applications on the computer, tablet or console.
For example clicking on a bubble for an upcoming flight will display alternate flight times with weather-based probability for delays and users could then use the bubble interface to switch their flight with a simple touch if required.
The second video shows how Microsoft see’s the evolution of the user interface across multiple devices allowing use to interact with games and consoles using Kinect and smartphones running Windows Phone 7.Filed Under: Technology News