Media Technology MSc

MSc Thesis


Virtual Input Toolbox: Moving Computers to the Virtual Domain


Maarten van der Mark




This research documents a prototype personal computer interface where all physical elements are replaced by projections. This interface is an attempt to better integrate input devices with a users desk, and demonstrate advantages of completely software based input devices. This paper describes both advantages and drawbacks of this interface, compared to existing physical interfaces. This paper will state the authors vision on the future of personal computing and attempt to identify and solve the problems associated with it. Existing research is compared and user testing on the prototype desktop environment is done.

Full Reference

Maarten van der Mark, "Virtual Input Toolbox: Moving Computers to the Virtual Domain", Master's Thesis for the Media Technology programme, Leiden University (The Netherlands), 2011