The “Cloud Mouse,” is a project driven by Microsoft Research Asia, in collaboration with Harper, demonstrates a novel hardware and interaction design that illustrates properties of a general-purpose user interface for cloud computing. ‘Motivation for Cloud Mouse came from the realization that clouds contain aggregations of data generated by huge numbers of users. Valuable insights and service opportunities are possible only if users have a way to engage effectively with such complex, dynamic information. “Cloud allows human-computer interaction to move beyond desktop,” Harper says. “The idea is to put user inside the cloud to engage with the data for a richer experience.”’ “Cloud Mouse is designed for virtual content and enables interaction with 360 degrees of movement, spatial depth, proximity, and geometric relationships between objects. In one demo scenario, the user views a photo as though standing inside the picture with the ability to view 360 degrees, make the mouse point up and down, and move deeper into the picture,” revealed.
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