Archive for Gestural Interfaces

What I learned about technology from my dog…

What I learned about technology from my dog… Dogs understand, communicate and serve like any good robot should. By observing my dog, I came to appreciate how to design interfaces that could properly communicate with people. Dog is man’s best friend, right? That’s because they…

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The Pencil

An interface so easy even a toddler can use it. I do a lot of drawing. By this I mean to say I make very large drawings that require hours and hours­, days and days, of focused energy with one particular instrument: the pencil. Spend…

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Our Latest Project Unveiled at CES

We are excited to give you a sneak peek at our latest project, a gesture-controlled movie browser platform developed with Omek Interactive for Jinni, a movie genome company, which will be debuting at CES on January 10, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. When Omek approached…

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Physical Interface and Embodied Cognition

At Kicker Studio, we’re interested in the idea of physical interface. We’re interested in discovering how we can take technology off the screen and make it become an additive that can be embedded into any product to make it stronger, smarter, and more powerful. Technology…

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What does it mean to “make tech speak human”?

What does it mean to “make tech speak human”? With the emergence of new technologies like touch and gesture, technology needs to learn how humans use those methods to communicate with our world. Let’s look at gesture, for example. When we talk we use our…

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Why You Want (But Won’t Like) a Minority Report-style Interface

Microsoft’s Kinect (and the subsequent awesome hacks) has raised the rallying cry of “Where’s my Minority Report interface?” Trust me when I say: you don’t really want one.

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Tap is the New Click

After giving this talk over a dozen times over the last two years, I’ve decided to retire Tap is the New Click. Here are the slides.

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Gestural TV Debuts on the Today Show

Does your mother know what gestural interfaces are?

Mine does now, in part because of our work at Kicker Studio, but also in part because of recent coverage in the mainstream media, like Hitachi’s gesture-controlled TV featured on the Today Show yesterday.

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A Collection of Gestural Interfaces, Spring 2009 edition

In addition to Kicker’s own Gestural Entertainment Center for Canesta, there have been a lot of gestural interfaces that have launched recently. Here are a few that I found interesting.

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Gorilla Arm

While doing some research, I accidentally stumbled onto the Wikipedia entry for Gesture Recognition, an entry that, amazingly, I’d never seen before, despite days and days of research for Designing Gestural Interfaces. Buried in the entry is a great name for a condition that poorly-designed gestural interfaces can cause: gorilla arm.

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