On the last day at the Microsoft MIX08 event, Daniel Makoski from the Microsoft Surface team presented a session called “Beneath the Surface: The Natural Experience Vision”. During the presentation, Daniel briefly touched on the work they were doing in Windows surrounding natural user interfaces.
Most of the presentation was focused around the Surface which is interesting enough in itself, but a few slides in regards to Windows caught my attention. It showed off a range of alternate user interfaces for people who may not have been familiar with the traditional computing paradigm, particularly in developing nations. These are some of the ideas they had.