BumpTop: Spatial File Browsing Prototype

I’ve already written about spatial thinking. BumpTop is an example of an entirely spatial, mode-less file (and window) organizer which actually replicates a real-world desk, using only positioning, resizing and creasing/crumpling of files as a means of organizing and finding them. There’s a demo video on the BumpTop web site, and a movie on YouTube explains some of the concepts.

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