Clayton Miller’s 10/GIU proposal envisions a possible future interaction model for Desktops:
The proposition relies on separation between visual and input areas, introducing ‘con10nuum’, a window manager that works as a pipeline manager for windows, where the input area besides an enlarged multitouch pad actually allows both hands & fingers to work simultaneous as different input devices.
One of the positive aspects that I liked on this was the introduction of a pre-defined language for interaction, pretty much like the ones we have on mac’s today, where same actions can be invoked in different apps by using the same keyboard combinations.
I’m wondering, when are we finally going to ditch the 46yo Mouse! 😉