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How can we improve input, organization and sharing of data? Do we need a desktop if we have smartphones and tablets? What is the future of work computing? Neo barely scratches the surfaces of some of the questions that exist around desktop computing. Designing for productivity might be less appealing at first than designing the next Facebook, but it’s even more important.
I would love to see your ideas for the future of desktop computing. That is why I am publishing the design concept and source files for Neo below under the CC Attribution 4.0 license. You are encouraged to build upon my work or even use it commercially.
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To fuel your imagination and get the discussion going, here are some open questions that exceeded the scope of my work but are equally interesting and important to think about.
- What if the interface was built around content, not apps?
- Can we display files in more engaging ways than tables and grids?
- How far can we take natural language and voice input?
- What if the system could learn our habits and know what we want to do?
- Is there an easier way to compare content?
- What would version control for everything and everyone look like?
- How do we make collaboration a core element of computing?
- What if the interface was built around a social component, like messaging?
- How could we make this work without concepts like files, buttons or apps?
- Can we replace the keyboard with something better?
- Is virtual or augmented reality a good interface for desktop productivity?
- What if apps were modular systems?