Pushing the Desktop Metaphor

Van Mensvoort
July 31st 2006

bumptop pushing the desktop metaphor

Despite the metaphor, current virtual desktops (a) have little resemblance to the look or feel of real world desktops (b). Bumptop explores making virtual desktops behave in a more physically realistic manner (c) by adding physics simulation. Objects can be casually dragged and tossed around.

Bumptop.com (thanks to Jack van Wijk, for the tip)

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Dr Natural
Posted 19/08/2006 – 19:39

Ah don't mind me asking.. The world is not a desktop: https://nextnature.net/research/?p=508

Dr Natural
Posted 19/08/2006 – 19:38

Why not?

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Posted 01/08/2006 – 11:58

Neat, but why still working with mousecursors?

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