Month: April 2010

  • Above The Surface Interaction

    I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. – Thomas Edison This past year, I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to work on several projects that did not go anywhere. I would started getting discouraged when it was clear a project was not going to arrange itself into a nice academic paper-sized […]

  • Tangible Actions/Replaying Gestures

    Once the novelty effect wears off for a direct multitouch interface, interaction can be very slow and inefficient compared to the high-gain mouse interactions most users are familiar with. We developed the concept of Tangible Actions based on the broad idea of making the user’s previous actions tangible and manipulable. Tangible Actions are continually-created interactive […]

  • Fingerpainting on the Microsoft Surface

    (with Julian Lepinski) For a course on sketching interfaces with Prof. Karan Singh, a colleague and I wanted to explore how to use the rich input available with the Microsoft Surface (grayscale bitmap input) as a suitable artistic tool. For our specific project, we were inspired by painters that use a wide variety of colour […]