Lecture 7 - 2010-3-25

Lecture 7 - 2010-3-25 - 3/17/2010 Analyzing Technological...

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3/17/2010 1 Analyzing Technological Trends Trend analysis tools are used for comparing and analyzing trends in aggregate survey data. With trend analysis you can plot variables like the mean, standard dev., variance and mean percentile over a period of time and see how the data changes over time. Case Study: Microsoft Surface Case Study: Microsoft Surface In 2001, Stevie Bathiche of Microsoft Hardware and Andy Wilson of Microsoft Research saw the need for a product where the interaction was richer and more intuitive, and at the same time practical for everyone to use. They started talking about an idea for an interactive table that could understand the manipulation of physical pieces.
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3/17/2010 2 Case Study: Microsoft Surface The model was based on an IKEA table with a hole cut in the top and a sheet of architect vellum used as a diffuser. The evolution of Surface had begun. A variety of early applications were also built, including pinball, a photo browser and a video puzzle. As more applications were developed, the team saw the value of the surface computer beyond simply gaming and began to favor those applications that took advantage of the unique ability of Surface to recognize physical objects placed on the table. Case Study: Microsoft Surface By late 2004, the software development platform of Surface was well-established and attention turned to the form factor. A number of different experimental prototypes
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This note was uploaded on 10/03/2010 for the course ESE 337 taught by Professor Chi-tsongchen during the Spring '10 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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Lecture 7 - 2010-3-25 - 3/17/2010 Analyzing Technological...

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