Posted on June 26, 2006
BumpTop aims to enrich the desktop metaphor with expressive, lightweight techniques found in the real world.
I love this desktop interface prototype. File names don't seem to be that obvious though. I normaly organise my desktop by file type, because it's easier to remember that I'm looking for say, a quicktime movie that I downloaded than to remember the first letter of it's filename. Looking for all files of one type on the desktop seems to involve a number of steps.
[ Thanks to Rolf for the link. ]
I'd say it has a practical application for mp3 collections. Use album art for the folder/CD case texture and, voila, there you go. Pretty intuitive. Probably wouldn't even need the filename to be as obvious in such an instance.
Here, though, it leaves me a little cold.
Posted by: Penguinx at June 30, 2006 05:40 PM .