Kinect provides Minority Report-like interactions

12 Nov 2010 - 11:27am
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Scott McDaniel
2007

Since we've often discussed the appearance and relevance of sci-fi movie interactions, and Minority Report gets brought up for various points: http://gizmodo.com/5688319/minority-report-courtesy-of-kinect

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12 Nov 2010 - 4:05pm
BonGeek
2009

I just wrote on this line on my blog:

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That how the Kinect can be used to develop the UX based tools.

On Nov 12, 2010, at 11:02 AM, Scott McDaniel wrote:

> Since we've often discussed the appearance and relevance of sci-fi > movie interactions, and Minority Report gets brought up > for various points: > http://gizmodo.com/5688319/minority-report-courtesy-of-kinect > > It's the future, everybody! Welcome to Costco, I love you! > > Scott > > -- > ´Jesus and I agreed to see other people, but that don´t mean we still > don´t talk time to time´ > > (((P

14 Nov 2010 - 6:10am
interactive fiction
2010

I never saw Minority Report, so I looked up a clip on Youtube. It doesn't seem too dissimilar to what CNN is doing with their on-show display interface. I'm not sure if what CNN is doing is a real-time performance, or if they're doing some kind of post-processing before a show airs, but it uses gestures in a very similar way. I think my question is on how much precision the Kinect device can capture and what problem domains could it be adapted for at this moment now that it's been hacked to work with multiple platforms.

14 Nov 2010 - 1:41pm
Josh B Williams
2010

I am not sure if it is advanced as minority report. Seems much more similar to the interactions of the Helsinki wall [1]. I saw a few demos like this at GDC with large interactive walls. I think the real question is where would technology like this be useful to a user? I think it would be great to see this technology more in public spaces. It is hard to tell what kind of content would take full advantage of the medium.

[1] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IldDrCcZkZY&feature=player_embedded

16 Nov 2010 - 9:44am
interactive fiction
2010
Off the top of my head, trade shows. Trade shows require a certain amount of glitz and glamor. I could see a wall-screen somewhere, or perhaps a projection of some sort. A sales rep or presenter could interact with the display to explain the product or service. Seminars and trainings as well. Usually these take advantage of PowerPoint presentations and, in my opinion, one of the biggest problems with PowerPoint presentations is that the slide is static. It forces the presenter to should the burden of interest, which most don't do very well. If you have an interface like this, the presenter can work with the display. The interaction will create interest on its own that the presenter might not be able to generate individually.
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