In the course of his Master thesis at the Hochschule RheinMain, Tim Hofmann researched the possibilities of collaborative gestures on tabletop user interfaces. I supervised his thesis and am really impressed what Tim has created.
I still love the interaction between real documents and touch interfaces.
This is a nice new project. Sharam Izadi et al. employ the Kinect to reconstruct arbitrary surroundings in 3D by using a Microsoft Kinect depth camera.
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.
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.
As already mentioned in this post, we presented Vispol at the booth of the state of Hessen/Germany at the fair “Moderner Staat” in Berlin on 24. and 25. November 2009. Vispol has been shown on the round multi-touch and TUI table from Sensory Minds.
Here are a few photos from the fair. Please apologize the poor quality of the photos as my camera did not see the sense in making proper use of its auto-focus functionality.