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an extension of the classic desktop metaphor such that files can be loosely arranged, piled, sorted, flipped through like pages of a book, etc. objects can be casually dragged & tossed around, influenced by physical characteristics such as friction & mass, much like we would manipulate lightweight objects in the real world.
Bumptop allows users to use the strategies they employ in the real world to convey information about the objects they own. another goal is to support casual organization of information in a manner where users are not forced to commit to categorization, such as the immediate naming & filing of documents.
[honeybrown.ca & honeybrown.ca(pdf) & youtube.com(funny parody version)|thnkx Brandon & Timo & Leslies]

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17 COMMENTS

if you have seen the original clip the parody is hilarious =)

Sun 25 Jun 2006 at 12:40 AM

Same stupid "Desktop" metaphor but without information... :)))
Is it an interfase? - it's just for fun.

Sun 25 Jun 2006 at 2:19 AM
Rover

that's pretty cool, I think I want one :P

Sun 25 Jun 2006 at 6:35 PM

Very perceptive. A good use of a computer system to assist human beings in doing that which they are comfortable with.

id

Mon 26 Jun 2006 at 11:20 AM

Do you really need a computer for that? ;)

Mon 26 Jun 2006 at 10:11 PM

Wow, that's really neat -- I'd love to see this integrated into tablet PCs -- I have to agree that the weight and size attached to objects really does make a difference and the idea of crumpling seems really novel.

Tue 27 Jun 2006 at 8:51 PM
Agnes

I cannot see the use. Unless one is unaware of how to double click folders. Keep organized in the first place to avoid programs like this.

Wed 28 Jun 2006 at 7:35 AM
SuperManReturns!

When is is this availiable and where?

Wed 28 Jun 2006 at 12:42 PM
(g-u)nat

but what about file names?

Thu 29 Jun 2006 at 6:36 AM
echarlie

wow, thats pretty cool. want it :). but is it useful...? at the moment i don't think so

Wed 05 Jul 2006 at 7:54 PM
miraculix

I'm impressed, where do i get a copy?

Cheers

Thu 13 Jul 2006 at 7:42 PM

So now I can make my computer just as untidy and disorganised as my real desktop? No thanks!

Fri 14 Jul 2006 at 9:57 PM
Karl

So pointless. Files "are" the name not the icon. CLI and the standard 2D GUI Desktop are pretty efficient enough. The only way to improve on that would have something that could read my mind. That is of course unless you have a better idea... but you'd don't. Plus I keep my papers in file folders in a drawer. Not in neat little piles. Neat little piles are chaos to me Mr. B. CHAOS!

Sat 15 Jul 2006 at 1:50 AM
Chris/Bosco

i want it to plaw with the system32 folder on windows. and use as iphoto 10.

Sat 15 Jul 2006 at 12:43 PM
mgkmdf

i think it's lass-oh not lass-ew.

Wed 19 Jul 2006 at 11:01 AM
jared

Thats super cool i want one now, I hope that comes out soon.

Thu 20 Jul 2006 at 7:06 PM

I'm impressed, where do i get a copy?

Fri 04 Aug 2006 at 9:47 AM
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