Christian Long

Anand Agarawala: Demos BumpTop

In TED Talks on May 10, 2010 at 9:13 pm

Reflection by DAVID K.

Original TED page w/ speaker bio, links, comments, etc:

Anand Agarawala:  Demos BumpTop

http://ted.com/talks/view/id/131

I think BumpTop is a more natural way to organize your computer applications. Like everyone we all like our possessions and belongings to organized a certain way. BumpTop allows you to organize your applications by push, pull, stack or whatever you can think of on your computer desktop.

Anand Agarawala’s “inspiration” of BumpTop came from his own desk…where everything is personalized. Anand’s argument is why can’t your computer be as personalized and less complicated as your desk?

Things beings spread out or stacked in your liking actually helps you remember where everything is located. It is more natural to organize your own desktop because it helps you remember where everything is… Unlike a PC where you exit out of that window and will later spend time and go back there.

Having a space like BumpTop will ease the pain for users that struggle day in and day out operating computers. Personally I wish I had a BumpTop so I could access easier documents instead of doing a 3-4 minute retrieval of one.

In addition you can stack or put your applications on shelves in any way that makes the most sense for your self. I think BumpTop would make operating your computer easier.

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