Hollywood Has a Lot to Answer For: Making Gestural Input Work in the Real World

In science fiction and action films, gestural interfaces are everywhere, and new gestural input technologies generate a lot of anticipation with their kickstarter videos. And yet in the real world, gestural input (with the exception of multitouch) has gained little traction. Why is that? 

We've been working with a variety of gestural technologies, trying to incorporate them into professional products, and we have learned where the problems are, and what we need to do to cross the divide between hype and practice. 

This presentation looks at the current state of gestural input technologies, analyses the strengths and failings of each, and charts a course to using them successfully. We present a case study showing how and why gestures need to be curated across different form-factors, and give some tips on how to test.

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