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Personal and Ubiquitous Computing

, Volume 10, Issue 2–3, pp 166–169 | Cite as

Interactive lounge: an interdisciplinary approach to the design of a gestural interaction device

  • Duan VaranEmail author
  • Andrew Turk
  • Sam Bucolo
  • Deb Polson
  • Margot Brereton
  • Jared Donovan
  • Kim Montgomery
  • Gael McIndoe
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Abstract

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.

Keywords

Interaction design Industrial design Gestural interaction Tangible user interfaces 

Notes

Acknowledgements

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/).

References

  1. 1.
    Brereton M, Bidwell N, Donovan J, Campbell B, Burr J (2003) Work at hand: an exploration of gesture in the context of work and everyday life to inform the design of gestural input devices. In: Proceedings of the 4th Australian user interface conference on user interfaces 2003, vol 18. ACM, AdelaideGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Duan Varan
    • 1
    Email author
  • Andrew Turk
    • 1
  • Sam Bucolo
    • 2
  • Deb Polson
    • 2
  • Margot Brereton
    • 3
  • Jared Donovan
    • 3
  • Kim Montgomery
    • 4
  • Gael McIndoe
    • 4
  1. 1.Murdoch UniversityMurdochAustralia
  2. 2.Queensland University of TechnologyBrisbaneAustralia
  3. 3.University of QueenslandSt LuciaAustralia
  4. 4.Australian Centre for the Moving ImageMelbourneAustralia

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