CityWall Interactive Multitouch Display Now Has a Glorious 3D Interface

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CityWall has been around for a little bit now, offering a giant multitouch display of maps and other service-oriented features. But now the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology just launched their new 3D UI for the interactive display, which makes it look super futuristic and awesome. While not actually 3D in the physical sense, the UI is fully rendered in 3D. As the video below shows, groups of files are represented as spheres, which can be manipulated in every which way. You can even look at the photo thumbnails inside the sphere "from behind." Though the demo is thin, it shows some really interesting ideas at play. [CityWall via Crave]

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that is the closest i've seen to the interface used in minority report. i mean like, wow!

also i think it is choppy because the code is new and probably not streamlined as it should have been from the start.

ugh