Monday, August 01, 2005

Fold 'n' Drop Window Interaction

HCI rules!! With HCI gaining paramount importance, every organization is working towards discovering next big thing in user-interactive techniques. One such technique has been proposed by Mr. Pierre Dragicevic, a researcher in HCI at Intuilab, Toulouse for Microsoft's Window. Fold 'n' Drop is the latest in 'Desktop Innovation' and is described as a new interaction technique for seamlessly dragging and dropping between overlapping windows , Fold 'n' Drop allows the user to interact with layered or overlapping windows in a very intuitive manner.

Fold 'n' Drop allows you to fold windows while dragging objects. Although it is still a research prototype, having it integrated into most popular window managers is supposedly technically concievable.