Making The Game – Teil 9: Vorteile natürlicher Eingabemöglichkeiten anhand von Praxisbeispielen

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As mentioned before applications, designed for natural interaction with the user, differ in many aspects from traditional GUI applications. The advantages, resulting from the intuitive use of NUI-Apps, are not restricted only to the domestic or functional use in offices and conference rooms.   Thus, multi-touch applications are predestined to be used in self-service area. Simple GUI terminal, as they are often used at railway stations, airports, libraries, museums, exhibitions or fairs, could be replaced by multi-touch and multi-user interfaces. Even customers without computer knowledge would quickly learn to operate with the hands and fingers, because it hardly requires any skills to change the objects on the screen. The easy […]

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Making The Game – Teil 8: Vergleich von NUI GUI

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In the comments of some articles on natural user interfaces you can read that NUIs are just graphical user interfaces without any differences. For a some simple definitions of a GUI, like the one from Wikipedia: “A graphical user interface is a software component that allows the users of a computer to interact with the machine via graphical icons.” this might apply, because visual interfaces are graphic in nature.     As a graphical interface, however, constitutes more than pictorial symbols, a more IT-specific definition is needed: “A Graphical User Interface (GUI) refers to the graphical user interface, which make the use of computer easier …. Graphical User Interfaces are […]

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Making The Game – Teil 7: Interessante Forschungen im Bereich der Multi-Touch-Spiele

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Computer games are immersive learning environments. The player has to understand the game the strategies to succeed in it. Although in computer games learning is rather hidden, but the learning effects in conventional games are not to ignore. Computer games promote, depending on the genre, skills like as hand-eye coordination when they require a high degree of skill in controlling the character. Strategy games on the other hand promote the combination of skill and tactical thinking of the player, if he must for example build cities. In addition, other skills, such as lateral thinking, concentration, patience and ambition, trained in many games.   In addition to standard computer games, which […]

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Natural User Interface Vortrag am 05.12.2011 in Darmstadt

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An diesem Montag ist es soweit und ich trage in Darmstadt einen Vortrag über Natural User Interfaces. Darin berichte ich nicht nur von der Entwicklung von Benutzeroberflächen im allgemeinen, sondern gehe auch in die Programmierung und gebe einige Beispiele auf welche Punkte man bei NUI-Anwendungen, im Gegensatz zu normalen GUI-Anwendungen, achten muss.   Für alle interessierten stelle ich die Vortragsfolien und die vorgestellten Beispiele (Flash) hier zum Download bereit. Vortragsfolien   TouchEvent Beispiel   GestureEvent Beispiel   Gruß, Max    

Making The Game – Teil 2: Was ist ein Natural User Interface (NUI)

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A Natural User Interface, or NUI is a user interfaces which allows you to interact directly with a device by typing, swiping or simple touch. But not just smartphone users know how to use this new type of interface, even at ticket machines and ATMs, this new technology is already widely used. So far artificial input devices like mouse and keyboard were needed to operate a device. But now, through the use of Touch-Sensitive touch screens, just a simple touch of a finger is needed to achieve the same.   The well-known graphical user interface (GUI), which is mainly operated by moving the mouse has become obsolete by this new […]