Well, that thing looks promising.
At the Hochschule RheinMain, we experiment with tangible user interfaces (TUI) a lot. We are especially interested in improving the authoring process of TUIs. On one hand of the creation process is the software issue how the interaction and the user interfaces can be designed and developed. However, on the other hand, there stands the problem, how the actual physical tangible objects have to look like and how they can be created.
I really like the idea of augmenting paper with projected contents…
I really like Donald Norman’s essay »Natural User Interfaces Are Not Natural« that he wrote for the ACM interactions magazine. In this essay Norman shares his view on the role of natural user interfaces (for him represented, e.g., by »speech, gesture, or the tapping of the body’s electrical signals for “thought control,”«) in terms of interaction with future computer systems.
Throng (Tuio multiplexeR that crOps and Globalizes) provides a Tuio multiplexer with added benefits written in Java.
I am Stunned
I am going to present a few projects on my blog which I like. This post introduces the Umami project of Florian Cannon, Robert Fläck, Florian Gondolf, Mischa Korn, Daniel Pehnec, Sarah Martens, Tara Staton from Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences. umami proposes the the integration of multi-touch surfaces in kitchens of the future for the support of cooking.
Fancy: Special drinking glasses, which allow to recognize the amount of fluid in the glasses.
Recently, I have been working on the Touchlib in order to refine some things, which always bothered me and to add some things of which I think that they would come in handy e.g. a full-grown Pointgrey Flycapture2 filter that allows me to edit the Pointgrey Firefly MV camera’s settings in a way that I described here.
After being able to compile the Touchlib I quickly grew curious about what all those blobconfig parameters in the Touchlib’s config.xml REALLY do.