Thursday, February 23, 2006


Utterback’s essay dealing with full body interaction of texts had some interesting user experiences.

The user experiences dealt with the users having to engage their full bodies to manipulate the texts.

When reading this article, I thought of the same type of interaction as was used in the Minority Report movie.

Does this type of interactive technology really have a place though? It is so easy to only have to make slight hand movements to manipulate a mouse and stare at a screen. Would people actually embrace a technology where they would be required to make full-body (or even just arm) movements in order to do their digital work?


At 3:38 PM, Blogger Elizabeth said...

Well, it is still just arm movement, but I don't think we should limit what interfaces will work well in the future. For example, we all ooh and ahhed (no idea how to spell that phrase!) over the multi-touch computer device we saw in class last week. Seemed pretty dang cool to me.

At 4:03 PM, Blogger Nick Geidner said...

I think it is like everything in this book...yes there is a nitch market for these kinds of products. Is anything like this going to hit mainstream and end up being in every household...ehhh...I don't think so...

At 4:05 PM, Blogger flook said...

People will embrace it - in a mall in Carmel or at the Indianapolis Children's museum. Art must have substance in order to be art, even if that substance is debatable - it must have SOME substance.

At 4:30 PM, Blogger Kasey Bradley said...

I can't wait for the day that everyone has their own motion-capture suit, because I think that full body interaction could make manipulating anything much more interesting.

Imagine being able to coordinate your morning news with a hip-swivel break off... Marvelous.


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