Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Creating Intuitive Gestures Using Object Orientation

Recently, I've been thinking a lot about how to create intuitive, high precision gestures for a context menu system.



In the process, I remembered this interesting research by Ravin Balakrishnan's group at the University of Toronto:


video

Here are some other interesting projects coming out of U of T
Zliding

Pointing Lenses

As an American, this is getting embarassing. Why do the Canadians have the good UI? They are doing the cool academic research. They have taken over at Microsoft and Autodesk.

Is it something in the coffee at Tim Horton's? :~P

What do you think of Ravin and Co.'s ideas?

1 comment:

  1. Zliding and Pointing Lenses are very interesting because they use existing tablet hardware. This is the kind of thing that should have been in Vista's tablet support but instead they just gave us a few flick gestures.

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