Five months of Kinect
This short film outlines just some of the innovative ways that creative developers have started to explorer the different opportunities opened up by Microsoft’s Kinect. It’s fantastic to see interaction being explored in so many ways, and that such a relatively inexpensive piece of hardware can make all this possible.
Whilst their operating systems may be lagging behind and their browsers often be a source of frustration, Microsoft really do seem to be leading the way in experimental user interaction, which is a hugely exciting field, thanks to Kinect and their latest ‘Surface 2’ touchscreen. Whilst their own interfaces trail behind Apple, by opening up the field to developers worldwide, really exciting possibilities can be explored. We’re watching this space closely.
Further excitement comes from news that Nintendo are also set to unveil their new Wii console at E3 next month. Having totally revolutionized user interaction some four years ago, it’s exciting to speculate about what they might have lined up next month.