Desktop Neo

Desktop Neo is a user interface concept developed by Lennart Ziburski, a design student from Berlin.

While it’s impossible to properly assess the day-to-day practicality and long-term usability of a desktop environment without actually using it, there are a number of interesting ideas packed into this concept. The window management is reminiscent of the new iPad multitasking features or the tiles in Windows 8, but well thought out. Other parts such as App Control and Tags seem like mild iterations on concepts already present in Mac OS X, but I was particularly  impressed by the ideas surrounding gaze detection and how to incorporate it into a desktop computing environment seamlessly.