the iPad - an interface for Biologists?

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How might the new Apple iPad be useful for BIologists - not just for the apps but as a multi-touch interface to our machines, networks and more.

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  • the iPad - an interface for Biologists?

    1. 1. the iPad: an interface for Biologists?
    2. 2. what is it?
    3. 3. The official description http://www.apple.com/ipad/features/
    4. 4. for biologists?
    5. 5. my ‘home’ screen
    6. 6. the usual stuff • Literature - Papers app • Websites - Safari Browser • News - News Rack, etc. • PDFs - GoodReader • Presentations - Keynote • Documents - Pages • Spreadsheet - Numbers
    7. 7. NewsRack NB: Use RSS to have literature (and news, etc) pushed to you, no need to go to PubMed all the time for your regular searches
    8. 8. DropBox ‘cloud storage’ of your files, with a copy on your desktop this is a good way to move things to the iPad. ‘Star’ the file to keep a copy on your iPad/iPhone rather than downloading from network
    9. 9. Papers
    10. 10. but what is it... ...really?
    11. 11. 9.7” touch screen
    12. 12. 9.7” touch screen WiFi Bluetooth, 3G
    13. 13. 9.7” touch screen WiFi Bluetooth, 3G GPS
    14. 14. 9.7” touch 16-64Gb screen WiFi Bluetooth, 3G GPS
    15. 15. 9.7” touch 16-64Gb screen Dock Audio in/out WiFi Bluetooth, 3G GPS
    16. 16. A thing you can touch that will hold lots of data, knows where it is, where its going and can access the web and anything* that you can find (or put) online *http://www.apple.com/hotnews/thoughts-on-flash/
    17. 17. Digital Interface the ‘real’ Korg Electribe
    18. 18. Digital Interface
    19. 19. Digital Interface
    20. 20. Instrument Controls? + +
    21. 21. Touch interface....
    22. 22. Would you untagle this..
    23. 23. With only one of these?
    24. 24. How about this?
    25. 25. with this...?
    26. 26. two hands please!
    27. 27. http://mattgemmell.com/2010/05/09/ipad-multi-touch
    28. 28. http://mattgemmell.com/2010/05/09/ipad-multi-touch
    29. 29. other multitouch ideas http://www.ted.com/talks/jeff_han_demos_his_breakthrough_touchscreen.html
    30. 30. Data Review? Stacks of genes instead of photos? Show connections within & between stacks in real time? Sort/save like cards on a table, not with clicks and checkboxes.
    31. 31. Augmented Reality These are iPhone apps, but how about an iPad with a camera or external video feed + medical imaging
    32. 32. What else? • Implications of touch screen on user interface? • Change how we do (design) things? • Life beyond mouse + dropdowns, radio buttons, scroll bars! • Portable documents (iPad is big enough to read. Almost like...uh...paper but, brighter and more glossy! So what else should it do to leverage this new medium?) • Portable web connection (wifi/3G) - always online • Interface to hardware - what can we do with this? • Location - Field work, GPS coords of sample, patient, etc. • Clinical uses (will a normal web-style interface work?)

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