Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Jul 2012 22:41 UTC
Features, Office "On Monday in San Francisco we took the wraps off of the new Office's touch experience designed for Windows 8. We showed the new touch-optimized Windows 8-style app for OneNote, and we showed how we've touch-enabled Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and other apps on the desktop. The new Office is designed for a great experience whether you're sitting on a couch with a tablet, or at a desk with a mouse and keyboard. It makes common tasks fast, fluid, and intuitive, while still enabling the rich capabilities required to create high-quality documents. In this post I'll walk you through the thinking, engineering process and design framework we used to reimagine these experiences for touch."
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RE[6]: Comment by Gone fishing
by zima on Wed 25th Jul 2012 23:59 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Gone fishing"
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You still can't imagine? OK... secondary hand grabs (rotates, pinches to zoom - we know already how nice this is on touch) outside of the object / active area, primary hand selects and manipulates. And the best part: you can have, on top of a touchscreen, physical "drawing instruments" (imagine all of this on a surface-like tech, the table kind) - plus, it might as well be a synthesis with spaceball at hand, why not.

Really, there are plenty people still often utilising drawing boards, dissatisfied with pure CAD (but I guess you'd just dismiss them as not being "serious" CAD users...); having a drawing on the table or board (often at an angle, believe it or not - vertical and horizontal are not the only possibilities) is not an "ergonomic nightmare" at all. They could like touchscreens ...also (all of those methods do not exclude each other)

Snap out of this "the present way is the best way"

Edited 2012-07-26 00:18 UTC

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