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Author Topic: BumpTop  (Read 6766 times)

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BumpTop
« on: June 22, 2006, 05:38:16 AM »
In case anyone missed this on LifeHacker yesterday, it's well-worth a look: http://lifehacker.co...documents-182465.php

And then there's the hip-hop version!: http://www.youtube.c.../watch?v=oUVpSY4eBCc

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Re: BumpTop
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2006, 08:08:41 AM »
Pretty cool looking stuff.  Reminds me somewhat of Looking Glass, originally by Sun, now OSS.
Sorry, don't have a link in my pocket  :-[
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Re: BumpTop
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2006, 01:47:10 PM »
Very good, an interesting way of interaction, as mentioned in the link, it somewhat resembles the Multi-touch screen interface demonstration.
Still, in my opinion, the latter one it better conceibed.
Truth is, BumpTop might be quite close, it's not as "irealistic" as multi-touch screen interface.

[edit]I've just seen the "hip-hop version"  ;D ;D ;D [/edit]

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Re: BumpTop
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2006, 12:45:53 AM »
Fantastic stuff! Dug the hip-hop version. :D

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Re: BumpTop
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2006, 01:15:02 AM »
very cool - and completely useless as a real gui in my opinion.

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Re: BumpTop
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2006, 01:44:31 AM »
Probably so, though I wouldn't like to truly judge it before I could try it out. I definitely think the previously mentioned touch-screen UI had more promise. I think perhaps the fundamental flaw in logic here is assigning too much value to the physical manipulation, positioning and other cues of physical organization. Or perhaps more specifically in not recognizing what analogs (or replacements/enhancements) there might already exist in UI's for these functions.

So it's cool research but yes we have yet to see a truly usable/useful 3D GUI that actually enhances productivity rather than just providing eyecandy. Is it possible?

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Re: BumpTop
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2006, 03:26:37 AM »
very cool - and completely useless as a real gui in my opinion.
I would say it's completely useless as it is right now. But, with some alterations and in combination with the multi-touch screen, it might even improve it's interface.

Notice that in the end, the photographs and web page manipulation is quite impressive, easy, fast and intuitive. On the other hand, on the multi-touch screen video, the while the photographs manipulation is the most interesting part (for me), the photographs are al spread around the screen, with no organization. In that situation, it might be handy to have the pile method.

As for the other features (phisicly realistic colisions, snap to the wall, pile on the air, etc.), i couldn't care less for them ;)

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Re: BumpTop
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2006, 05:17:01 AM »
cool, but what I like of my desktop is it doesn't matter how much stuff is there, is always sorted in rows and cols
this take the disorder of my real desktop on my *virtual* desktop and that's so bad :D

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Re: BumpTop
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2006, 05:17:55 AM »
exactly my thoughts nowhereman - the very last thing i want on my computer screen is to reproduce the mess of my real desk!

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Re: BumpTop
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2009, 10:26:23 PM »
After signing up for the beta what seems like a couple of years ago, the other day I received an invitation to the Bumptop beta and an invite code. I recall signing up for the beta after seeing a demo of the software on www.ted.com.

Looking at it now - I just don't get it. My desktop is usually pretty spartan - not much on it. That means that the Bumptop desktop doesn't have much on it, and there's not much to do. It seems like the only way to use all of the file manipulation and organization functions is to take a bunch of files out of my semi-carefully arranged folder structure, and dump them all onto the desktop.

Why would I want to do that?  I don't get it.
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Re: BumpTop
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2009, 06:23:12 AM »
One problem with BumpTop is the way they're distributing it.

The free download is so feature-limited that you can't give it an adequate try out. Not allowing the "flipping" feature, and only giving you two notes renders the free version almost completely useless.

They really need to provide a full featured 30-day evaluation since it would take you that long to see if BumpTop worked for you. And people clever enough to develop a product like this already know that.

So why aren't they doing it this way?

I'm guessing because most people play will with it for a few hours and then get rid of it. 8)


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Re: BumpTop
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2009, 07:09:49 PM »
Katherine Boehert, ( Walt Mossberg assistant )  in todays  WSJ

http://online.wsj.co..._us_personal_journal
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Re: BumpTop
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2009, 10:05:38 PM »
I think it would be very very usefull if they can pull that memory usage down. I think it uses upto 120 mb. Once it feels like it is not there I am sure people will find it useful. I personally wont use it now because I run alot of opengl applications and would not want this to interfere but later I might use it.


very cool - and completely useless as a real gui in my opinion.
« Last Edit: April 08, 2009, 10:07:15 PM by kartal »

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Re: BumpTop
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2009, 10:09:35 PM »
When I press on my lcd screen hard enough, it makes similar color patterns as well :)


Very good, an interesting way of interaction, as mentioned in the link, it somewhat resembles the Multi-touch screen interface demonstration.
Still, in my opinion, the latter one it better conceibed.
Truth is, BumpTop might be quite close, it's not as "irealistic" as multi-touch screen interface.

[edit]I've just seen the "hip-hop version"  ;D ;D ;D [/edit]
« Last Edit: April 08, 2009, 10:11:40 PM by kartal »