Microsoft Surface features a 30-inch tabletop display
whose unique abilities allow for several people to work
independently or simultaneously. All without using a
mouse or keyboard.
Microsoft Surface is the evolution of the PlayTable
incubation project. At the earliest stages of the
project I was involved in brainstorming with an outside
partner but more importantly, with Andy Wilson, I
created the first applications to run on the table. I
created paint application, pinball game, and a shell to
launch various demos. All of my applications included a
test harness that allowed them to run (and be tested)
even if a working PlayTable wasn't present (which was
often the case).
Here are some screenshots of my apps:
Here are some links to more information about the
Microsoft Surface Project:
"Much of Milan is software,
of course. While it runs on a Vista PC, there is a whole
other layer of software that handles the advanced touch
input. Microsoft researcher Daniel Robbins
built the first application to run on the surface
computer, a pinball game back in January 2003."