Making Sense of “PixelSense”: the Technology Behind Microsoft Surface 2.0

Making Sense of "PixelSense": the Technology Behind Microsoft Surface 2.0 (Originally posted October 20, 2011) So we were all totally “wowed” when we got our first peek at Surface 2.0 at CES 2011: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NesSYWODmM …however, for so long, there hasn’t been much information published on how “PixelSense” works…(believe me, I tried, as I’m sure many of you have as well!) Microsoft’s innovation is breaking all barriers lately; this excites me tremendously both from a developer perspective and from a “Softie” perspective. From Surface 2.0 to Microsoft Kinect to Windows Phone 7 to one of the most amazing breakthroughs for “Microsoft” – receiving 7 Awards at the “International Design Excellence Awards”! Tthank you, Bill Buxton, among others, for emphasizing UI/UX: “We Developers/Designers/Devigners” have done it: http://blogs.technet.com/b/next/archive/2011/06/30/microsoft-scoops-7-idea-awards-for-design-excellence.aspx (link no longer active). Getting back … [Read more...]