While the ScatterView has some interesting effects that somewhat resemble the way things work in real life its missing a pretty big feature: you can’t bang stuff into each other! So I decided to solve that problem by wiring up a real physics engine to a Surface app. I used the WPF version of the … Continue reading Physics on Surface
The Surface SDK comes with an awesome tool that is called the Surface Simulator. This tool allows you to test your applications that have been built with the Surface SDK. It even simulators multiple contact points when you plug multiple USB mice into your computer! Sweet! Right? Well, yes and no. After opening the Surface … Continue reading Testing Surface Applications with the Surface Simulator
The hospitality and gaming industries are a perfect avenue for applications of Surface technology. I led a team of 3 developers and 2 designers who had zero Surface experience before the project to build a application that I think is not just smoke and mirrors (as a lot of Surface demos tend to be) but … Continue reading Surface Hospitality Demo
Surface Computing offers some interesting challenges for software designers when trying to adapt even the most typical desktop or web usage scenarios onto the table. One such example is searching and filtering data. This may seem a silly topic of reflection as search on the desktop is so ubiquitous. However, the anatomy of a desktop … Continue reading Searching with Surface
A colleague of mine and I spoke at last night’s CONDG event. It was a great time getting out there and sharing what is possible with Silverlight and Surface. Here are some pictures from the event:
Surface Computing, unlike Desktop and Mobile, enables a new breed of user experiences. Social experiences. With a Surface Computer we can sit down, face-to-face, explore and analyze information to solve our business problems without the latency of electronic communication. For decades our business processes have revolved around the limitations of computers and naturally our work … Continue reading Is Surface Ready for the Workplace?