Apple Remote Sketching
Anna Klibanov

1. voice activated.. putting a little microphone into the remote and have that wirelessly transmit to the computer 2. different use for wireless (bluetooth) - or integrate both 3. motion sensors like the Wii (using the IR remote as a mouse) - left and right buttons on the remote (or use one of the existing ones), switch to convert it to mouse mode, 4. different buttons light up to highlight those buttons related to the function (media control or mouse control) 5. create an attachment (magnetic) to use as a joystick 6. light controls (control the lighting in the room) 7. page button (maybe activated through the computer) to located the remote in case it gets lost 8. different colours if someone has multiple remotes for different (black and white 9. laser pointers for keynote (or if the mouse is used then that would be a mouse pointer instead of laser) 10. rechargeable battery - better for the environment 11. embed a usb drive inside so if it is being used for keynote they can just use the remote as storage - or upload wirelessly the presentation on the computer (bluetooth) 12. touch control through cameras recording physical movement (minority report) think about wild ideas and completely different interaction with the computer from a distance other devices that do stuff the computer does, what does the computer

Apple Remote PEOPLE Teenagers, adults, people with Apple computers, viewing media on their computers ACTIONS Skip through videos, photos, music (forward/ back); Play/Pause videos, photos, music; change volume; open and navigate front row; CONTEXT Home; office; private spaces; at a desk/short range TECHNOLOGY Remote --> buttons, IR; Computer; speakers;

Flowchart: Conversation -- What do you want to do? Play/Pause, Skip forward, Skip back, volume up, volume down, front row navigation? - Volume up - Volume goes up Motion sensored - volume up or down -- like turning a knob - Next or back flick -- finger right or left (forward or back respectively) - Play/pause -- tap finger in the centre - Menu -- make a fist and knock in the centre

Some questions to consider: what are common cases where there is a need for music control? - telephone ringing - need to pause - Dont like the song/not in the mood for it - switch to next song - Everyone is sleeping - turn the music down - Some loud noise from surroundings - turn music up Where do we usually listen to music from the computer? - in the office, room, usually shorter distances - On occasion throughout the house Most used music controls? - play/pause - Next (and less used back) - Volume up/down

- judges the amount of noise around and adjusts volume level to the right level (i.e. final volume set to be 10% above all the sounds, so if it is loud, the volume will go up higher, if it it completely quiet the volume will just be very quite, but still same intensity in comparison to the surroundings) - also listens for specific sounds (like a telephone ring and pauses based on that) - Heart rate monitor - measures the heart rate during each song and converts that information to ratings on iTunes (preliminary - just inputting the information), once all the songs have been evaluated iTunes will play those specific songs based on the current heart rate of the user (I particularly like this one) **Afterthought (based off the movie heart rate monitor): since the computer will also have the “asleep” heart rate, it can also be set to play softer more soothing music (or whatever settings the user selects, perhaps a “sleeping” playlist) on detection of that heart rate.**

Some questions to consider: what are common cases where there is a need for movie control? - telephone ringing (same as above case) - Falling asleep on the couch (heart rate monitor might come in useful) Where do we usually watch movies off the computer? - very short range, off the couch/chair Most used movie controls? - play - Pause - Occasionally volume up/down - the heart rate monitor could be used for this one as well, but have different settings for movie mode (which the computer would recognize on its own - e.g. Like when it identifies that it is playing a movie and does not activate screen saver). The preliminary settings: the computer will be able to differentiate between heart rate of someone watching and heart rate of someone asleep (like maybe heart rate response/ changes as the movie is play, but while asleep it would be much slower and steadier). After the prelims. The user can set actions to different heart rates (for example, if it detects that the user is asleep, it can be set to put the computer to sleep, or turn the volume down, etc)

Photo control needs the most manual controls - viewing photos is very active process, not as passive as watching a movie or listening to music. - good option for this one would be the motion sensor with the hand motions (zoom in and out for photos would be same motion as the iPod touch -- pinch in the middle and move fingers apart)

Are photos on the computer generally viewed too far away from the computer? If so what are those cases? - I donʼt think people really need remote controls for photos as much or as often as they would for movies and music. - Since photos (In my opinion) would most often be shown to someone else it cannot really be judged “automatically” by the computer as the music or movie would be able to with the heart rate for instance

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