Microsoft has been working on a whiteboard which will complete the diagrams which users’ were drawing. The prototype will be unveiled at Techfest, the project is still in its early stages.
The digital canvas is designed to help workers make sense of ‘big data’ – the growing amount of information available.
The demonstration will show how a user could draw an image on a large touchscreen to call on pre-loaded data to create maps, interactive charts and diagrams. Microsoft have suggested the whiteboard would be preferred to current presentation software, including the popular Powerpoint program which uses graphics that have been prepared in advance of a presentation.
This project is one of several large-screen technologies which is currently under development by Microsoft which it believes will become more common both at work and home in the future. While much of the current trend in gadgets is focused on small high definition displays found in tablets, smartphones and smart watches, some analysts believes there is untapped demand for the tech giant’s vision – not least because of all the data generated by the other gadgets.
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