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Today’s CAIR (Centre for Applied Internet Research) lunchtime seminar at Glyndŵr University was by Monir Bhuiyan, who gave an interesting talk on Gesture Controlled User Interfaces for Inclusive Design. The prototype application that has been created is open source and uses a webcam to allow elderly and disabled people (or anyone really) to use gestures to control applications via the television screen.

The abstract: Gesture Controlled User Interfaces for Inclusive Design.
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I've been checking out some of the interface design books at the university library and have started to read Design Wise - A Guide for Evaluating the Interface Design of Information Resources by Alison J. Head. She quotes Steven Johnson, Interface Culture: How New Technology Transforms the Way We Create and Communicate:

'Where the Victorian novel shaped our understanding of the new towns wrapped around the steel mill and the cotton gin, and fifties television served as as imaginative guide to the new suburban enclaves created by the automobile, the interface makes the teeming, invisible world of zeros and ones sensible to us. There are few creative acts in modern life more significant than this one, and few with such broad social consequences.'

April 2014

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