發文作者:louisfaye | 八月 7, 2007

[下一代顯示裝置or介面] — Microsoft Surface

參觀 Surface 的網頁之後,發現這種觸控介面科技的歷史已經超過六年了,從2001年開始,我想最近大發利市的 Mac iPhone 就是絕佳的例子,Mac 把 good idea 商品化的能力真是令人佩服!

看 Surface 的網頁做成這樣,看來 Microsoft 有意思要大搞特搞,我想應該不會再像平版式電腦一樣雷聲大雨點小了,因為感覺就是相當實用而且具有可行性。

當然最高興的也是背後的硬體廠商們,果然 KY 說的『顯示應用無窮』這句話是不假的~

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什麼是 Microsoft Surface?

Microsoft Surface 是第一個商業化的『表面電腦』,將傳統的桌面轉換成互動式觸控螢幕。 這個產品提供不費力氣的互動式應用數位內容,透過自然的手勢、觸控與物理物件。Surface 是一個三十吋的顯示螢幕在放在一張桌子上面,原因是這樣可以讓我們個人或小團體可以用一種熟悉的方式互動討論,就像是真實世界中一般。本質上,他是一個介面可以用來探索生命、學習、分享、創造、買東西甚至更多更多。很快地就可以用來使用於餐廳、飯店、零售業和公共娛樂場所,這種經驗會改變人們購物、用餐、娛樂和生活的方式!

What is Microsoft Surface?

Microsoft Surface™, the first commercially available surface computer from Microsoft Corp., turns an ordinary tabletop into a vibrant, interactive surface. The product provides effortless interaction with digital content through natural gestures, touch and physical objects. Surface is a 30-inch display in a table-like form factor that’s easy for individuals or small groups to interact with in a way that feels familiar, just like in the real world. In essence, it’s a surface that comes to life for exploring, learning, sharing, creating, buying and much more. Soon to be available in restaurants, hotels, retail establishments and public entertainment venues, this experience will transform the way people shop, dine, entertain and live.

Surface 如何運作?

簡單來說,Surface使用攝影機來感應物體、手部動作和觸碰。然後使用者輸入的資訊將被處理並且將結果背投影在Surface螢幕上面。

How does Surface work?

At a high level, Surface uses cameras to sense objects, hand gestures and touch. This user input is then processed and the result is displayed on the surface using rear projection.

什麼是 Surface 計算?

Sruface計算是一種新的電腦工作方式,不同於傳統的滑鼠與鍵盤體驗。這是一種很自然的方式讓人們可以去與數位內容互動,就如同我們每天畫畫、看照片和聽音樂的方式一樣,用我們的手去拿取操作這些真實世界的物件。Surface計算打開了一個全新的產品領域給使用者去互動使用與體驗,

What is surface computing?

Surface computing is a new way of working with computers that moves beyond the traditional mouse-and-keyboard experience. It is a natural user interface that allows people to interact with digital content the same way they have interacted with everyday items such as photos, paintbrushes and music their entire life: with their hands, with gestures and by putting real-world objects on the surface. Surface computing opens up a whole new category of products for users to interact with.

Surface計算最重要的特性是什麼?

Surface 計算有四個最重要的特性:
- 直接互動:使用者可以真的用他們的手抓取數位資並且用觸碰和手勢去使用他,不必使用滑鼠和鍵盤。
- 多點觸控:Surface計算可以同時辨識多重觸控點,而非只能如同傳統觸控螢幕一樣一次只能感應一隻手指頭,他一次可以感應很多點。
- 多重使用者:這種橫的平面外型讓很多人可以聚在一起討論、面對面地使用Surface
-物體辨識:使用者可以把物體放在Surface上面去驅動不同型態的數位反應,包括傳送數位內容。

What are the key attributes of surface computing?

Surface computing has four key attributes:

· Direct interaction. Users can actually “grab” digital information with their hands and interact with content by touch and gesture, without the use of a mouse or keyboard.

· Multi-touch contact. Surface computing recognizes many points of contact simultaneously, not just from one finger, as with a typical touch screen, but up to dozens and dozens of items at once.

· Multi-user experience. The horizontal form factor makes it easy for several people to gather around surface computers together, providing a collaborative, face-to-face computing experience.

· Object recognition. Users can place physical objects on the surface to trigger different types of digital responses, including the transfer of digital content.

Surface對消費者有什麼好處?

Surface打破傳統人與科技之間的屏障,提供不費力氣的數位互動。如同ATM改變了人們到銀行領錢的習慣,Microsoft正在改變人們與日常生活中各種數位內容互動的方式,譬如照片、音樂、數位警衛與遊戲。然後日常的工作就會變得更愉快、有趣,不管是自己一個人的時候或是與家人、朋友、同伴面對面的時候。

How does Surface benefit consumers?

Surface breaks down the traditional barriers between people and technology, providing effortless interaction with digital content. Similar to the way ATMs changed how people got money from the bank, Microsoft is changing the way people will interact with all kinds of everyday content, including photos, music, a virtual concierge and games. Common, everyday tasks become entertaining, enjoyable and engaging, alone or face-to-face with family, friends or co-workers.

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