A Fresh Idea for Desktop Management

A Fresh Idea for Desktop Management

Sonia Zjawinski
Jul 24, 2008

Here's a great one from Range...


Information and files can be easily misplaced on our gigantic hard drives. Who among us hasn't lost a file or searched for one buried deeply in different drives and folders?

Currently, computer file management systems force users to store files hierarchically in folders. Project get buried deeper and deeper without providing any visual clues on how to find them. The Slice computing system is a concept that seeks to change this. Organically inspired from a need to organize and interact with information, it enables users to physically interact with information, by interacting with the slice...

Each slice visually represents different folders, such as My Documents, My Pictures etc. Users organize and place files physically.

We can foresee people just picking up slices and taking them with them, kind of like giant USB drives, without much of the hassle associated with their management. We just wonder how much more clutter these will lead to on desktops. --Range

via Smashing Magazine

Images: Microsoft/IDSA PC Design Competition

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