using the microsoft kinect, the interface will be fully navigable by hand gestures and speech.

hello!

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to make navigation easier, a shape will appear on the screen while a user is gesturing that will mirror their movements, keeping them from getting (or feeling) lost. however, i am also toying with the idea of using another device, like apple’s magic trackpad, to help support the transition and

hello!

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to make navigation easier, a shape will appear on the screen while a user is gesturing that will mirror their movements, keeping them from getting (or feeling) lost. however, i am also toying with the idea of using another device, like apple’s magic trackpad, to help support the transition and

hello!

2 4

Available Messages

Go to Archive

?

to make navigation easier, a shape will appear on the screen while a user is gesturing that will mirror their movements, keeping them from getting (or feeling) lost. however, i am also toying with the idea of using another device, like apple’s magic trackpad, to help support the transition and

to make navigation easier, a shape will appear on the screen while a user is gesturing that will mirror their movements, keeping them from getting (or feeling) lost. however, i am also toying with the idea of using another device, like apple’s magic trackpad, to help support the transition and make navigation possible even with a smaller range of motion.

scenario: video chatting

hello!

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home > available users > select user/chat type > video chat > available users

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home screen doubles as a social feed, where content from facebook (photos, statuses, videos) slowly streams across. this creates an ambient slideshow effect that can be controlled by the user, letting them stop the stream, or move forward and backward. the navigation on the home screen can be waved away so that it appears smaller in the corner.

hello!

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home > available users > select user/chat type > video chat > available users

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home screen doubles as a social feed, where content from facebook (photos, statuses, videos) slowly streams across. this creates an ambient slideshow effect that can be controlled by the user, letting them stop the stream, or move forward and backward. the navigation on the home screen can be waved away so that it appears smaller in the corner.

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Abby v Rob

Kathy Adam Allison

Taylor Meg Viki
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home > available users > select user/chat type > video chat > available users
unavailable contacts can still be reached—upon selection, the user is given the option to leave a message.

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Abby v Rob

Kathy Adam Allison

Taylor Meg Viki
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home > available users > select user/chat type > video chat > available users
unavailable contacts can still be reached—upon selection, the user is given the option to leave a message.

Abby

Video Chat

Voice Chat

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home > available users > select user/chat type > video chat > available users
since i’m available to both video chat and voice chat, my grandparents can choose which way they’d like to chat with me.

Abby

Video Chat

Voice Chat

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home > available users > select user/chat type > video chat > available users
since i’m available to both video chat and voice chat, my grandparents can choose which way they’d like to chat with me.

Video Chat with Abby

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home > available users > select user/chat type > video chat > available users
once the call ends, the available users screen automatically returns

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Abby v Rob

Kathy Adam Allison
[second visual direction is next]

Taylor Meg Viki
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home > available users > select user/chat type > video chat > available users

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Messages

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home > available users > select user/chat type > video chat > available users

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Messages

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home > available users > select user/chat type > video chat > available users

Kathy
Abby v

Taylor Meg Viki

Adam Allison

Rob

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home > available users > select user/chat type > video chat > available users

Kathy
Abby v

Taylor Meg Viki

Adam Allison

Rob

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home > available users > select user/chat type > video chat > available users

Video Chat
Abby v

Voice Chat

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home > available users > select user/chat type > video chat > available users

Video Chat
Abby v

Voice Chat

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home > available users > select user/chat type > video chat > available users

Video Chat with Abby

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home > available users > select user/chat type > video chat > available users

Kathy
Abby v

Taylor Meg Viki

Adam Allison

Rob

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home > available users > select user/chat type > video chat > available users

Kathy
Abby v

Taylor Meg Viki

Adam Allison

Rob

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home > available users > select user/chat type > video chat > available users

feedback/advice?

so far, the biggest challenge has been trying to strike a balance between an interface that’s simple, legible, and intuitive while still showing that i’m capable of designing complex and beautiful systems.

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