Slideshow: Tabletop Computers
Forget the keyboard, mouse, and display as you take this photo tour through the development of surface computing. The desk is the computer
About the Author
Meredith Ringel Morris is a researcher in the Adaptive Systems and Interaction Group at Microsoft Research, where she studies human-computer interaction and computer-supported cooperative work. She is also an affiliate assistant professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Washington. Morris received her Ph.D. in computer science from Stanford University; her dissertation introduced interaction techniques and user-interface designs for computer-augmented tabletops. She may be contacted at
To Probe Further
For more on Meredith Ringel Morris’s tabletop-computing research, see http://research.microsoft.com/~merrie/surface_research.html.
To keep track of where Microsoft Surface is being deployed, see http://www.microsoft.com/surface/index.html.
IEEE annually sponsors a conference on tabletop computing. For information on past and future conferences, see http://www.ieeetabletop.org/.