Here's a nice video from a student at University of Hasselt in Belgium. I like that they are looking to solve a complex task and deal with mode changes.
While the video shows a range of interesting gesture and controller concepts, it would really benefit from four things:
- Marrying Content to the Controllers
It is generally faster and easier to use controllers that are either embedded in or associated with the relevant content.
- Afford What the Content and Controllers Do
The way objects animate into existence tells users a lot about how to use them.
- Finding Ways to Order Content by Relevance
It would be incredibly easy to get lost in a video production project of greater complexity than the one shown.
- Putting a "Right Click" Context Menu at Users Fingertips
It would be much faster to have a "quick menu" that would pop up based on a gesture than to continually drag down to the menubar at the bottom to change tools and modes. BTW. Solutions like this really only work with expert systems and should be redundant to visible controllers.
What do you think?