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Mediating Mediums – Augmented 3D

Mediating Mediums – The Digital 3d [Short Version] from Greg Tran on Vimeo.

Mediating Mediums – The Digital 3d [Short Version]
{Thesis Prize Winner – Harvard Graduate School of Design 2011}

Greg Tran
architecture | animation | music

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This is the Cintiq I’ve been waiting for and great to see Autodesk and other developers embracing touch and stylus interaction into the product’s work flow.

Leap Motion CTO demo

Leap operates in three dimensions rather than two. Forget pinch-to-zoom; imagine “push to scroll,” rotating your flattened hand to control the orientation of an object with a full six degrees of freedom, or using both hands at once to control either end of a bezier surface you’re casually sculpting as part of an object you’ll be sending to your 3D printer.

The fact that the Leap can see almost any combination of objects – a pen, your fingers, all 10 fingers at once, should make every interface designer on the planet giddy with anticipation. If you thought that the touchscreen interface on the iPhone and subsequent tablets opened up a whole new way to interact with your device, imagine something that combines the intuitiveness of that experience with the possibility of such fine-grained control that you could do away with the trackpad or mouse entirely.

Josh Clark – Buttons Are a Hack: The New Rules of Designing for Touch

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