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NUI – Interaction (Archive)

carlton sparrell at mit media lab from john underkoffler on Vimeo.

Tactile Feedback on Apple iPad at Techfest 2011

Habib Zargarpour (Creative Director at Microsoft Game Studios), Steve Smith, Wes Maggio and Ric Holland from Wacom get a hands on look at the Microsoft Research Project ‘Gustav’ (How do you pronounce that!) at Siggraph 2010 in LA.

Dr.-lng. Akiko Yoshida – Display System Laboratories at Sharp explains to Ric that by introducing two more colours into the display system it allows for a much more complete 3D colour model to be achieved, solving colour match problems on screen to represent reflective print samples. The famous screen print from Andy Warhol is used to illustrate a colour match to the new ‘concept display’ and a current production display from Sharp. Also with this technology very fine print can be rendered on screen.

3M Multi-Touch Display M2256PW featured in the 3M Touch Systems booth at SID Display Week 2010.

The 22-inch 3M™ Multi-touch Display M2256PW, featuring fast 20-finger multi-touch input to high-definition and wide viewing-angle LCD, for demanding professional applications.

Mary Lou Jepsen, CTO and inventor of the Pixel Qi technology, explains more of how the Pixel Qi 3Qi screen works, shows us a bit of how she works with her screen technology in her home lab, tells how power consumption can be saved further with a few motherboard modifications to behave like the OLPC laptop (turning off processor and motherboard when not needed) and more.

ILoveSketch from Seok-Hyung Bae on Vimeo.

A 3D curve sketching system that captures some of the affordances of pen and paper for professional designers, allowing them to iterate directly on concept 3D curve models. The system coherently integrates existing techniques of sketch-based interaction with a number of novel and enhanced features. Novel contributions of the system include automatic view rotation to improve curve sketchability, an axis widget for sketch surface selection, and implicitly inferred changes between sketching techniques. We also improve on a number of existing ideas such as a virtual sketchbook, simplified 2D and 3D view navigation, multi-stroke NURBS curve creation, and a cohesive gesture vocabulary.

Seok-Hyung Bae, Ravin Balakrishnan, and Karan Singh, “ILoveSketch: As-natural-as-possible sketching system for creating 3D curve models,” (To appear) ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology 2008 (Monterey, CA, USA, October 19-22, 2008) [pdf]