Thursday, March 28, 2013

What's New with NUI?

NUI is an acronym for Natural User Interface, and NUI designers are changing the world and the way people interact and experience things through projects and products (like exhibits!)

Recently I went to a great MeetUp program entitled "An Evening of Gesture" that focused on gesture-based aspects of NUI.

Besides gestures, NUI can use voice control, voice recognition, facial recognition, eye tracking, motion capture, emotional response, sensors, and artificial intelligence as the means to control apps, devices, and systems in cool new ways.

It was great to have a forum to knock ideas about NUI and HCI (Human Computer Interface) around with like-minded people.  If you live in the New York Metropolitan Area, you should definitely check out the free monthly NUI Central MeetUp group.

The two organizers of the NUI MeetUp, Debra Benkler and Ken Lonyai from ScreenPlay InterActive, were also kind enough to provide links to some cool videos that show some of the possibilities for gesture-based NUI projects: 

LG Finger Gesture control

Introducing the Leap Motion

Painter® Freestyle™ beta powered by Leap Motion


A World of 3D Sensing by PrimeSense

MYO - Wearable Gesture Control from Thalmic Labs

What do you think about the different possibilities for using NUI in your own designs?  Working on any new NUI projects?  Let us know your thoughts in the Comments Section below!

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