voice and colour user interfaces

12 Sep 2005 - 7:04am
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Ischai Cohen
2005

Hello people.
Does anyone know of a user interface based on colors or sound? Most of what I came across was either a gimmick or just a ornament, not really a navigation or interaction tool (for instance, a background music or an annoying noise when you click, but no usage of surround sound or something like this).
If you know - share it as if it was an mp3.
If you have any ideas without any samples to show - also welcome.
Thanks
Yishay
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12 Sep 2005 - 8:13am
Chris Whelan
2004

Traffic lights?

--- Ischai Cohen <Ischai.Cohen at clockwork.nl> wrote:

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> Hello people.
> Does anyone know of a user interface based on colors
> or sound? Most of what I came across was either a
> gimmick or just a ornament, not really a navigation
> or interaction tool (for instance, a background
> music or an annoying noise when you click, but no
> usage of surround sound or something like this).
> If you know - share it as if it was an mp3.
> If you have any ideas without any samples to show -
> also welcome.
> Thanks
> Yishay
> ishcai.cohen at clocwork.nl
>
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12 Sep 2005 - 11:21am
Rajesh Sidharthan
2005

An interface exclusively based on color would be a discrimination
towards color blind people :)
Although learned from a friend of mine, that the army designs interfaces
that rely entirely on color to represent information. I guess this is
acceptable since the army can afford not to recruit color blind people
for certain critical jobs.

User interface based on sound - telephone menu's?
or a love song?

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Chris Whelan wrote:

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>Traffic lights?
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>--- Ischai Cohen <Ischai.Cohen at clockwork.nl> wrote:
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>>[Please voluntarily trim replies to include only
>>relevant quoted material.]
>>
>>Hello people.
>>Does anyone know of a user interface based on colors
>>or sound? Most of what I came across was either a
>>gimmick or just a ornament, not really a navigation
>>or interaction tool (for instance, a background
>>music or an annoying noise when you click, but no
>>usage of surround sound or something like this).
>>If you know - share it as if it was an mp3.
>>If you have any ideas without any samples to show -
>>also welcome.
>>Thanks
>>Yishay
>>ishcai.cohen at clocwork.nl
>>
>>
>>
>-----------------------------------------------------
>
>
>>Yishay Cohen
>>InterAction Designer
>>Van Ostadestraat 149
>>1073 TK Amsterdam
>>T +31 (0)20 6077025
>>F +31 (0)20 6077077
>>www.clockwork.nl
>>
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12 Sep 2005 - 12:09pm
michel.milano
2005

>>>
>>>Hello people.
>>>Does anyone know of a user interface based on colors
>>>or sound?

buy a video game console and play almost any leading game that has
come out in the past couple
of years. try the latest doom or halo, for example.

sound is integral to the experience.
the "user" is expected to read that aural interface for location,
mood, and approaching death
with big pointy claws.

and dont forget simon.

neither are gimmicks nor ornament.
michel/milano

13 Sep 2005 - 4:22am
Ben Hunt
2004

The Uis on the Starship Enterprise seem to use not much more than colour
(and shape).

Also, we had a game about 15 years ago called 'Simon', which was circular
with 4 coloured segments. It lit up one segment and played a tone. You then
had to hit that segment. Then, it activated the first segment followed by a
second random segment. You had to hit them in the same order, etc. etc.

- Ben

13 Sep 2005 - 12:25pm
Vassili Bykov
2005

iPod Shuffle has interface that's heavily color-reliant.

There's a single LED on the front that lights green or orange, steady or
flashing to indicate various things. Flashing orange means error, I
think--never bothered to remember all the other codes. On the back
there's a battery check button. When pressed, it lights a tiny LED,
green, orange or red to indicate battery charge (red = critically low).

The green they use is so similar to orange (it's a yellowish green, not
bluish, and brightness is about the same) that I noticed people with
normal color vision have problem telling the two apart under bright
light. Not the high point in accessible design.

--Vassili

14 Sep 2005 - 3:25pm
John Malhinha
2007

Just announced, the new GameBoy Micro utilizes a light source within the
"Start" and "Select" buttons to denote a) when it is on/off (light
on/off) and b) how much battery power is left (blue = fully charged, red
= charge low, time to re-charge).

http://www.wired.com/news/games/0,2101,68777,00.html?tw=wn_3culthead

//jm

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