Interactive lounge: an interdisciplinary approach to the design of a gestural interaction device
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Among the many new opportunities that digital technologies are enabling are an increased capacity for viewers to interact not only with the program content, but with an increasingly wide array of other digital applications. Within this context this project has developed a new interaction device (incorporating gestural platform technology) and user interfaces to facilitate interactive access to digital media in a lounge room setting. This paper provides an overview of an interdisciplinary design process applied by Australasian CRC for Interaction Design (ACID) researchers—in order to develop the device and present in detail its unique features.
KeywordsInteraction design Industrial design Gestural interaction Tangible user interfaces
The authors would like to acknowledge the students and research assistants who contributed within the project. The student members include: Mr. Alf Fjeland, QUT, Mr. Marcus Caceres, QUT, Mr. Ting Shan, UQ, Mr. Corn Edwards, QUT. The authors would also like to acknowledge the funding support of the Australasian CRC for Interaction Design (ACID) and the Cooperative Research Centre Program through the Australian Government’s Department of Education (http://www.interactiondesign.com.au/).
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