Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) was going to hopefully usher in a new era of cool applications and user interactions.
Television shows and movies have always been good at coming up with cool prop (i.e. non-functional) user interfaces. CSI, Minority Report, Quantum of Solice, all show off cool things that people might wish computers could do.
As a developer raised on DOS and Windows i don't have the creativity in my brain to think up what a cool mail program should look like, or a cool way to display my Helpdesk tickets. i need to see other examples in use, and then i can begin to imagine how i my cool applications could look.
Are there any youtube videos showing of the make-believe computer shots from CSI Miami? Are there any web-sites dedicated to showing ideas or case studies of actual things?
i did watch a little teaser video by the company that did the Quantum of Solice multi-touch effects, but it's so fast it's hard to absorb the UI's theory of operation.
Even applications like Picasa, where everything is animation and moving, and scrolling, and animating - it's very well done.
i ask about WPF because Flash, Silverlight (i.e. WPF/Everywhere), and Adobe AIR are already doing these things. i want my computer to harness the power of this video-card, and my the user experience compelling.
Closest i've been able to find to an actual screenshot of a cool WPF application is one from a temp agency: