European Patent Granted

June 10, 2024

Spatial computing for project management

We’ve been granted the European Patent “Computer-implemented Human-Machine Interaction Method and User Interface.” Galactify’s founders are now officially inventors 🚀

This new patent covers 17 countries in the EU, as we opted for a European patent with unitary effect.

While the title is broad, here’s a more concise explanation:

Short explanation

The method displays information in blocks that are nested in a 3D canvas with infinite layers, applying seamless semantic zooming. Additionally, these blocks contain logically connected information and allow users to interact with the system. This helps users better understand the whole system, see critical information faster, and reduce mental load.

If you want more information, just look it up on Espacenet and type in Galactify :)

Reverse explanation

Today’s tables usually consist of columns (A, B, C, etc.) and rows (1, 2, 3, etc.). This means they are two-dimensional.

Just imagine you could only use column A in every table, subtracting the second dimension of multiple columns. Potentially feasible for a shopping list, but nothing more. Sounds pretty limited…

So, going back from Galactify’s three-dimensional approach to normal (2D) tables also subtracts one dimension. Sounds pretty limiting 😅

The patent journey

It took us quite some time (and money) to get from the first thoughts to the granted patent. Thanks to the help from WIPANO, one of the few subsidy programs in Germany we would recommend, about four years ago we took a leap of faith. And it turned out that working on innovation that most people still cannot imagine is exhausting but also a lot of fun!

At that time, project management and general productivity software in AR and VR were still quite far away. Today, it’s common sense that it is only a matter of time until we work in 3D canvases like we imagined.

The cool thing is that the patented method works on today’s screens, but it is also key to creating powerful applications for spatial computing.


Please be aware that these explanations don’t cover the patent in its entirety and are potentially misleading, so the best way is to experience it yourself.

Feel free to write us an email anytime or book an appointment here - we’ll be happy to answer your questions and give you an introduction to spatial project management anytime!

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