I recently came across a video demo from nsquared, a Microsoft partner in Australia that perfectly showcases a multi-channel experience.
In the demo (which appears to be for an architectural firm), nsquared Director and Founder Neil Roodyn uses a Windows Phone to communicate with Surface, and moves on to Windows 7 (tablet), as well as to Kinect -- at each point, he reveals new controls for the experience and new dimensions to explore the blueprints on-screen.
It's a very futuristic demo, one that reveals some of the potential waiting to be unlocked using multi-channel, multi-platform technology.
It's also pretty lengthy (8 minutes in total), so here are the highlights:
- 30 sec mark: Windows Phone talks to the Microsoft Surface. Setting the phone down on the Surface expands the phone message out onto the larger surface area.
- 1:00 mark: Attachment from Windows Phone expands out as a document onto the Surface.
- 1:45 mark: Tablet overlays Surface to show a complimentary (zoomed-in) view of the content displayed on the Surface.
- 2:26 mark: Tablet now acts as a remote when interacting with the Kinect.
- 6:50 mark: Shows a physical piece of paper being scanned into the Surface.
- 7:15 mark: Experience comes full circle where user drags all Surface, Tablet, and Kinect content back onto the Windows Phone.