A computer display as "a looking glass into a mathematical wonderland" is how Jinha Lee describes this UI exploration developed with Cati Boulanger, both part of Microsoft's Applied Sciences Group. The 3D virtual reality UI reminds us of a hands-only Star Trek holodeck...

Despite advances in 3D sensing and display technologies, our interactions with computer desktops have remained stagnant from the form that evolved under 2D I/O modalities. See Through 3D desktop is a 3D spatial operating environment that allows the user to directly interact with his or her virtual desktop. The user can reach into the projected 3D output space with his/her hands to directly manipulate the windows.
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