There is a multitude of hard- and software development and a growing “community” in the domain of multi-touch interfaces. But are there really new application areas or will the new technology vanish into thin air after the euphoria of the useres and developers ebbs away?
In the project students of New Media/Interface Design Pathway at Merz Academy developed a multi-touch environment and several applications to make first experiences with multi touch systems in an experimental manner. Possible application areas were shown, analysed and realized as interface concepts. Read more about the project on the strudents multi-touch blog (http://nm.merz-akademie.de/~stephan.schroeter/multitouch/)