Autodesk’s Design Software on a Multi-Touch Wall

By June 28, 2008 No Comments

Multi-Touch screens are one of those things that feel so natural to use that within a few minutes its as if the ‘mouse’ never existed. We are so used to our iPhone now that not being able to ‘touch’ our LCD display seems positively out of date, in fact our screen is covered in smudge marks where we sometime forgot and touch it anyway.

Which brings us to Architect Doug Look from Autodesk Labs experiments with Autodesk’s design software on a Multi-Touch Wall device. The wall is an input device produced by Perceptive Pixel and invented by researcher and (TED conference luminary) Jeff Han.

The movie is embedded below:

Autodesk Labs believes multi-touch human-computer interfaces may dramatically change how products, infrastructure, and buildings are designed.


Andy is Professor of Digital Urban Systems at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.