NUIverse is an application, written to give me a sandbox for exploring “Natural User Interaction” with a large, multi-dimensional dataset. This build for the Samsung SUR40 with Microsoft PixelSense demonstrates multi-touch gestures, multi-user and multi-directional UI, and object-interaction with transparent Byte Tags. This site provides brief instructions for installing, using, and configuring NUIverse.

NUIverse is not intented as an accurate simulation of the solar system and surrounding universe, since it was written in my spare time and the focus was on interaction rather than accuracy. There are many existing applications available for this purpose, such as Microsoft WorldWide Telescope, Celestia, Space Engine etc.

The following video shows the application demonstrated on a Samsung SUR40 with Microsoft PixelSense at WPC 2012.

NUIverse on Samsung SUR40 with Microsoft PixelSense.

More information is available at http://drdave.co.uk/nuiverse.