Aug 6, 2007

About Interaction: Bill Buxton and Multi-Touch Systems

Based on data from SiteMeter, there are a number of my readers who are searching for information about touch screen interaction design and multi-touch systems. A great resource for anyone interested in these topics is Bill Buxton's website, "Multi-Touch Systems that I have Known and Loved".

Bill provides a good overview of the various flavors of multi-touch interaction and interfaces, along with a an annotated chronology of multi-touch and related technologies, starting before 1982. The chronology includes some interesting pictures.

Bill Buxton works for Microsoft Research. The following information is from his bio:

"Bill Buxton is a designer and a researcher concerned with human aspects of technology. His work reflects a particular interest in the use of technology to support creative activities such as design, film making and music. Buxton's research specialties include technologies, techniques and theories of input to computers, technology mediated human-human collaboration, and ubiquitous computing."

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