Aurora User Interface

Recently Adaptive Path presented a new browser concept which is being developed in partnership with Mozilla Labs. Aurora is an ongoing initiative to encourage designers and developers to contribute their own visions of the future for browsers and the Web.

The main goal of the concept is to represent users, places and virtual objects within a three-dimensional user interface (spatial view) while allowing for seamless interaction. Objects in Aurora's space aim to be intuitive and follow physical rules from daily life: users can grab, lift, pull, push and drop every feature seen on screen.

The interface is event-based as users and updates are displayed on the screen on demand; allowing for a fluid link between communication and collaboration in the browser space. Related objects are grouped into clusters which can be navigated using a dock at the bottom of the screen. The following video was released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 license and is available on the Mozilla Labs site. Video Part 2, Video Part 3 [ via ].

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