Samstag, 27. Dezember 2008

Why Phones Are Not Computers

A talk of Scott Jenson at University of stanford:

Mittwoch, 24. Dezember 2008

Two-handed free interaction

This is based on a finger tracking system that uses the Wii Remote and gloves fitted with retro-reflective markers.

how to present using sketches :)

mobile voice search

uses voice for keyword input:

speech + gesture

in open interface project:

iPhone as an input device


game on mobile phone

From open interface project:

Wii Balance Board interaction

iPhone + touch table

A research at DFKI:

More Ingo under:

interaction with a circular surface

collaboration in a circular surface, using a stylus:

Nano Touch

After Lucid Touch prototype A new, smaller prototype created by Baudisch and his student Gerry Chu at the University of Toronto takes the idea further. Called NanoTouch, it has a 6-centimetre (2.4 inch) screen and a touch pad of the same size on the back . It can detect the touch or press of a finger, allowing the user to move a tiny cursor around and click and drag with it.Read More

On this device the targets can have half of the size of targets on iPhone.

The same concept was introduced for a table at UIST 2006:

Montag, 8. Dezember 2008

Brain Driving

Using Brain-Computer Interaction for driving a car model.

Dienstag, 2. Dezember 2008

Wii Theremin

Making sound with a Nintendo Wii Remote, without touching it.

Freitag, 21. November 2008

luminous room demo

This is about tangible Interface:

luminous room demos from john underkoffler on Vimeo.


This is a demo from MIT Media Laboratory about gesture interaction in a room to control large displays.

g-speak overview 1828121108 from john underkoffler on Vimeo.

Their Homepage:

Freitag, 7. November 2008

Just Hand Gestures for Game and Control

This is a work at
Multitouch is possible using just hands in the air.

Mittwoch, 5. November 2008

Foldable Displays

Using infrared tracking and projection, one can simulate displays on flexible and foldable surfaces. This allows us to fit a large interactive display into our pockets. The tracking is accomplis...

The tracking is accomplished using the Wii Remote and IR LEDs by Johnny Lee - Carnegie Mellon University.

Automatic Projector Calibration with Embedded Light Sensors

A demonstration video of a technique used to automatically discover the locations of surfaces in the projection area using embedded light sensors.

Mobile Spray or Wii Spray

MobiSpray by MobiLenin - is a light based spray-painting tool that utilizes the motion sensor of a mobile phone and a video projector to paint on anything, anywhere at anytime, without damaging the environment.

Wii Spray:

Tracking fingers with the Wii Remote

A really interesting work by Johnny Chung Lee. Using an IR led array and some reflective tape, for tracking fingers in thin air using the Wii Remote.

Brilliant ideas, using simple concepts :)

Montag, 3. November 2008

iPhone as Input Device

Air Mouse:

You can control your Windows Pc or Mac using your iPhone by the touch pad or Accelerometer:

Demonstration Video:


Use your iPhone as a remote control for controlling Mac or Windows PCs:

Remote Control your iTunes on your Mac using your iPhone:

Touchpad Pro with ScreenView:

It allows you to control your Mac or PC also with seeing the screen on your mobile phone using the touchpad and screen keyboard of the phone.

GyroPhone - iPhone Gyroscopic Mouse

"It allows you to control your mouse cursor with your iPhone like a Wii controller. There is also a touch pad for more exact movements. Works on both iPhone and iPod touch, and the client runs on all platforms that support java (windows, mac, most distros of linux)."

Freitag, 31. Oktober 2008

HCI future Visions

1957- Kitchen of the Furture (a vision for 2000):

1967- AD Kitchen of the Future(a vision for 1999):

1967- AD Shopping from Home(a vision for 1999):

1993 "You Will" AT&T Ads:

1987- Apple Computer (a vision for 1997):

Pen and Watch PCs- no keyboard and monitor anymore(a vision for 2020):

2008- Office Labs: Future of personal health concept (Microsoft vision):

Future Mobile Phones:

Nokia Morph Concept:

Nokia 888 Design:

Nokia's mobile phone of the future (2)

Mobile Phone just like a swiss knife:

See some Videos about it:

A comedy Video:

A thing in my pocket(a vision for 2020):

Future Mobile Phone from Nokia: a contact lens display(a vision for 2015):

Future of Computer Interface from Jeff Han and Microsoft:

Montag, 27. Oktober 2008

Google Earth for iPhone and iPod touch


As reported in PC magazine, 3 researchers from microsoft has introduced a new interaction technique with mobile phone using two linear arrays of discrete infrared (IR) proximity sensors, specifically ten Avago HSDL-9100-021 940nm IR proximity sensors spaced 10 millimeters apart.

By twisting one's hands appropriately on either side of the phone, objects could be rotated in place. Pages could be panned and scrolled by moving a hand up and down, and Microsoft also proved that text could be entered and edited on the main screen through a stylus while the other hand scrolled the page -- a movement that would be akin to the motions a user's hands would make if he or she were writing on a sheet of paper.

A quick motion toward the device could also be interpreted as a "click," according to Microsoft.
Read more ...

Street Dating using NFC Tech.

A proof of concept for a Mobile Dating application. Video taken at the NFC workshop part of NordiCHI'07 conference in Oslo.

Dienstag, 14. Oktober 2008

Optimus Maximus OLED keyboard

The Keys label can change and any key can have any functionality(customizabel).

adaptable Navigation for Samsung Soul

The navigational touch pad has an adaptable labling, which changes according to the context (current application):

- Lots of functionalities can be mapped to the same controls
- Still always have a correct lable for users to see what control they are using

Samstag, 11. Oktober 2008

Montag, 6. Oktober 2008

Asus P552w

This mobile phone has a powerful 624 MHz CPU and a Touch display.

Read More ...

Mittwoch, 1. Oktober 2008

Microsoft Surface

Some demos from the microsoft surface:

I like the side Interaction in:

Visidon: Mobile Interaction

Visidon is a software company that offers real-time face image processing, video enhancement and new user interaction techniques for various embedded and mobile device platforms.

Visidon is a spin-off company from the Machine Vision Group of the University of Oulu.

This company offers VDMobile, which is a user interaction engine for handheld electronic devices. It enables new kinds of user interface techniques for mobile applications such as games, web and image browsing, and gesture recognition.

The user interaction engine includes

* Video motion estimation
* Gesture recognition
* Sensor fusion: video, accelerometer, touch screen etc.

Dienstag, 30. September 2008

T-Mobile G1 Google Android phone

Interesting usage of accelerometer for changing orientation.
Also using desktop shortcuts on the screen.
Deleting the unintersting widgets is also funny :)

New Gestures for laptop touchpads

Syncaptic introduced two new gesture controls: ChiralRemote and Two-Finger Flip.

"ChiralRotate lets users move a finger in a circular motion to rotate images and graphics. Two-Finger Flick allows users to use two fingers to navigate back and forth through images, documents and objects by flicking their digits horizontally; a vertical flick minimizes and maximizes an application.

Synaptics states that its new technology is compatible with hundred of Windows applications, and should be inching its way into notebooks in “early 2009.”" (Read More)


A laptop with two touch sensitive displays:

"the new system has two touch-sensitive displays. As you can see from the video and the pictures, the XO-2 will be much smaller than the original machine (half the size, according to the press release) and will have a foldable e-book form factor. “The next generation laptop should be a book,” Negroponte said.

The XO-2 will employ the dual indoor-and-sunlight displays, which was pioneered by former OLPC CTO Mary Lou Jepsen. The design will provide a right and left page in vertical format, a hinged laptop in horizontal format, and a flat, two-screen continuous surface for use in tablet mode. “Younger children will be able to use simple keyboards to get going, and older children will be able to switch between keyboards customized for applications as well as for multiple languages,” the press release reads."

“The next generation laptop should be a book,” Negroponte said.

Montag, 29. September 2008

Freitag, 29. August 2008

Mobile phones and accelerometers

A sword fight game with Nokia N95 using the accelerometer, Bluetooth techs. labs showcase phone fight at MoMoLondon from ribot on Vimeo.

Controlling a robot movements with a Sony Ericsson k850i using accelerometer.

Sonntag, 27. Juli 2008

Reading Your Mind: Interfaces for Wearable Computing

An interesting Talk from Thad Starner at Google Tech Talks:

Mittwoch, 23. Juli 2008

TWEND: new Interaction Gesture in Mobile Devices

Research work of Media Computing Group at RWTH Aachen:

TWEND consists of a hardware protoype that enables users to perform bending gestures and a Mac OS X software framework that maps these gestures to system events. These events can be configured to mimick scrolling, keystrokes or Apple Script events. This enables a quick way to set up experiments to research the value of different bending gestures as input method for interactive tasks involving a computer system.

Develope Desktop Software Using an iPhone

From Multitouch Framework.

Delicate Boundaries

Delicate Boundaries is an interactive installation that explores and crosses the boundaries between the digital and the physical world. Small light bugs crawl out of a computer screen onto human bodies that make contact with them.

This can be a nice visualization when one transfer data from a public display to a mobile device or vice versa.

Delicate Boundaries from csugrue on Vimeo.

Dienstag, 22. Juli 2008

Snap and Grab

It enables accessing, sharing, and creating contextual multi-media content using Bluetooth enabled camera-phones and large situated displays.

The user need to take a photo with his mobile phone from the media package he likes. The photo is compared to the photos inside the Database. The connection is done per Bluetooth and the data will be trasfered.

The advantage is that there is no need to install any client applications on the personal devices.

A paper is published in CHI 2008 Proceedings.

Samstag, 19. Juli 2008

HotHand Device

An elecronic ring which is worn by guitar player. It uses motion sensors and also a wireless transmitter to create different sound effects by hand gestures.

Reactable: Music with a Multi-Touch Display

Reactable was developed by Jordá at University of Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.
It is a Mulit-Touch display for playing music. User interaction takes place with moving and rotating the physical objest on the surface of the display.

Freitag, 18. Juli 2008

City Wall: Multi Touch Display

A multi touch display which enables gesture recognition for moving, scaling, rotating, zooming, and free- hand annotation.

A screen keyboard will appear when you put both hands on the screen and the size of it is also adapted to the user's hand.

Freitag, 20. Juni 2008

Multi-Touch Systems History

A nice History of Multi-Touch Systems from Bill Buxton:

Microsoft's LucidTouch see-through touchscreen

LucidTouch, a mobile device that allows the user to control the application by touching the back of the see-through device.

Dienstag, 20. Mai 2008

Tilty Table

Cool Map Interaction:

3D Interaction with mobile phone

foot Mouse

If you have worked a lot at your computer and your hands are tired you can just relax and use your feet :)
Maybe you can try to change your input device each day to make your body doing some sport; each day different part of your body ;)

Nose Interaction

How many methods can you imagine for using your Nose in order to interact with Computer? ;)

These are the ones I have found :)

You can use the smartNAV video and the dots on your Nose to interact with Computer. On the following Video they have used the dots on the head.

Wikeye - Interaction of Mobile Camera Devices with Paper map

here is the traditional paper-based map used in order to get information. Besides a hand-held device can help getting digital information about a part of map which is the focus of interest.

Sensing Techniques for Mobile Interaction

This was a project at Microsoft Research about different real-World applications of sensors integrated in a hand-held device.

Darwin Controller

Motus Darwin is a motion-based controller. The difference between Darwin and Wii Remote is that Wii Remote tracks its position via accelerometers and an infrared sensor that users must attach to their televisions, but Darwin measures absolute position with respect to earth itself. Using gyroscopes and accelerometers, the controller orients itself to the magnetic north, and senses the direction it is pointing.

Read More

Samstag, 3. Mai 2008

Interactive digital signage

Time slider by passing by:

Soap Interaction

make a mouse work in mid air:

I like the material. It is similar to my teddy bear :) I would call it Teddy bear Interaction ;)

NFC Smart Panel wall 2

using mobile instead of finger:

Multiuser Mixed Interaction Spaces

Interaction with mobile phone:

Interactive Wall: Interact with your own Text

Interactive jubilation wall

The wall that admires your closeness :) Funny Wall...

Interactive Wall

Sound-based Zoom in/out

Donnerstag, 1. Mai 2008

Creating tech marvels out of a $40 Wii Remote ( Johnny Lee )

Brain-Computer Interface

Emotive Systems:

BumpTop 3D Desktop Prototype

Interactive War: Art & Design

Adobe Interactive Wall in NYC

Interactive Floor and Interactive Wall @ Innovation Expo 05

Blue Eye Table: Real object to the digital ones

This concept created by myself and other students of the Industrial Design department at the Eindhoven University of Technology shows an innovative way of incorporating objects from the physical world into a digital environment and manipulating them in order to improve brainstorming and the creation of mood boards.

Training Firefox with Speech and Gestures on the table display

Bubble Ray

It changes the size of the Cursor.

Multitouch Wall display using sound:

Touchscreen at Cebit 2007: Without Touch!

Giant Multitouch Large public display at CeBit2007

Shadow Reaching Interaction

An interaction technique
that makes use of a perspective projection applied to a
shadow representation of a user. The technique was designed
to facilitate manipulation over large distances and
enhance understanding in collaborative settings.

Another similar work with shadows:

HCI group at Konstanz University