• Michael Birkehøj Jensen
4. term, Medialogy, Master (Master Programme)
With the emergence of natural user interfaces a new task of design- ing meaning full interaction has come along.Would it make sense to not have to get up to get the remote control, if you had to get up anyway to interact with an interface controlled by a camera... This project investigated the possibilities of natural interfaces using depth sensing camera technology to control a media center like interface. The project proposes new methods of interaction using only the body as a controller, which supposedly should perform better at all angles to the interface.This means that the user would not have to get up, but would be able to control the interface right away from the initial position.
To test the hypothesis, the project designs and implements a test interface set in the scene of a typical media center interface.The test users are presented with tasks to select different movies by moving the cursor to the right movie box cover and holding it there fore a little while.This same task of selecting the right movie is iterated with different system configuration of user position relative to the inter- face difficulty and interaction method.
The project found that there is a way for the proposed methods, however more accurate user tracking in a larger area is needed for the proposed interaction methods will be competitive to traditional remote control.
Publication date31 May 2011
Number of pages72
Publishing institutionAalborg University
ID: 52687170