Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Find: g-speak - hand interface to table/wall display

Hey folks,

This from our student Alejandro.

Tho the Minority Report stuff looks very cool, I've always be skeptical of this "hand jivey" thing. There's a lot of handy constraints in a 2D surface, so my attitude is, if it's 2D, why then interact with it in 2D. There are good reasons for the widespread use of the mouse.

There's a better case to me made for 3D interaction with 3D objects, but again, it's still missing the "push back" we get from the real world. What we have here is the "traffic cop metaphor"; it may be 3D but it's an indirection that still requires learning of a gestural language.

Best,

Ben.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Alejandro Fonseca <alejandroafonseca@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 10:38 PM
Subject: 3D graphics blog
To: DesignGraphicsLab@googlegroups.com


Found this blog with fun videos.


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