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The current desktop metaphor is unsuitable for the coming age of cloud-based applications. The desktop was developed in an era that was focused on local resources, and consequently its gestures, semantics, and security model reflect heavy reliance on hierarchy and physical locations. This paper proposes a new user interface model that accounts for cloud applications, incorporating representations of people and new gestures for sharing and access, while minimizing the prominence of location. Thedoi:10.1145/1866218.1866223 dblp:conf/uist/Pham10 fatcat:jkzf52aburdxdjde23jr7nivl4